David Coulthard has revealed that the W Series opted not to accept an offer from Australian Grand Prix organisers to feature on the support bill to the opening Formula 1 race of the season. The women-only competition launched at the Hockenheim DTM round this weekend after much hype.
Jamie Chadwick won the competition's inaugural race, having dominated the weekend through practice and qualifying.
The competition has been launched with the stated aim of helping female drivers onto the ladder to F1, with the winner set to receive $500,000.
And Coulthard has revealed that F1 exposure was offered up to the competition, although they were not ready to get started.
"Australia wanted us to be there for the first race," Coulthard said.
"They're a government-funded event and for them they would have no problem bringing us down there.
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