Hankook Tire will remain the exclusive partner for the single-seater formula in the W Series. This marks the third year of cooperation between Hankook and the Series. All the cars will feature the Ventus Race tire and will compete in more than eight Formula One weekends this year.
The tire manufacturer has been a partner since the season began in 2019. The Formula 1 support card will also be used in the 2022 season of the W Series. The schedule comprises eight venues. Five of them will be new circuits.
“I’m delighted to announce the continuation of W Series’s partnership with Hankook,” said Catherine Bond Muir, CEO, W Series.
“W Series has made huge steps since its inaugural season in 2019, and as one of our founding partners Hankook has played a significant role in the success of the series. Last season saw some brilliant on-track action in a variety of weather conditions, as we joined the global stage of Formula 1. The momentum behind W Series’s mission continues to grow and, with the support of all our partners, 2022 is set to be a very exciting year for us.”
“We have supported W Series with our Ventus Race since day one, as we were totally convinced by the concept,” added Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook motorsport director, Europe.
“We are delighted to remain the official tire partner for this unique formula racing series for women. Many of the drivers are familiar with the Ventus Race and know that they can rely 100% on the Hankook race tire at every circuit. This security helps them to make the most of their talent on the global stage provided by the top-flight Formula 1.”