Marta García nails it at Silverstone

The 20-year old Spanish driver finished on a high at the last round of the W Series Esports League with two more epic wins and a solid second position in the championship.

This week, the final event of the W Series Esports League took the 14 participants to ‘the home of racing’ – Silverstone. It was the chance for Marta García to complete the perfect job seeing the recently-crowned 2020 winner of the series was not in attendance this time around.

Qualifying 1 prepared the battle for the first race of the night, after Marta García took pole position ahead of Caitlin Wood and Nerea Martí, improving on her best lap once again to post a 1.59.575.

It was an ideal opportunity to show her dominance and Marta gave everything she had to defend P1. After a collision right behind her, the Spanish athlete led with more than 2.6 seconds, when Irina Sidorkova made a mistake letting Marta extend her lead from Ayla Agren. The Sirio Academy driver completed a perfect race, fastest lap after fastest lap, taking the chequered flag with more than 15 seconds gap and confirming her place as the first ever W Series Esports vice champion.

The following reverse grid race started with Vicky Piria in the lead as Marta progressed from the back of the grid through to P10. Unfortunately, Marta dropped some positions after she exited the circuit from the lack of initial grip in the opening lap. However, the Valencian came back on a real charge and fought her way through to P7 by the end. Sarah Moore joined the club of the winners, becoming the eighth driver to do so in the season.

The final act was underway with Qualifying session 2. Marta García clocked the fastest lap of the day early with 1.59.428. However, the Spanish driver wanted to achieve even more and set a 1.59.379. The last race saw a miracle start from Marta with Wood into second from Tasmin Pepper. Although Marta built a 0.7 second gap, Wood tried to apply the pressure, but the leader mastered the race in every corner. Marta García was to be the last winner of the W Series Esports League after an impressive race with a victory of over 7 seconds, securing her eighth win in the series.

Marta García: "Winning two races in the final round at Silverstone was a very good way to finish the W Series Esports League. I’m really happy with my progress over the season and want to thank all the team behind supporting me, my partners and also to the W Series, for organising such a great series. Now it’s time to move forward and get some on-track action again! Hopefully, I can reveal my plans for the rest of the season soon. I’m really looking forward to being on track and to next year with W Series. I think it’s going to be great racing with F1 in Austin, Texas, USA and Mexico City, Mexico in 2021. That is an amazing possibility for us and being there alongside the F1 drivers will be mega."