Hankook remains exclusive tire partner for W Series

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The W Series will retain Hankook as exclusive tire partner for the single-seater formula. In the third year of cooperation between the tire maker and the series, all cars will race on Hankook’s Ventus Race tire over eight Formula 1 weekends in 2022.

Hankook has been a W Series partner since the formula debuted in 2019.The 2022 season will see W Series racing on the Formula 1 support card for the second time. The schedule features eight venues, five of which will be new circuits for the formula series.

“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.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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