W Series have revealed their provisional prize money list for their inaugural season, with the winner set to earn more than some Formula 1 drivers.
All W Series drivers will earn a share of the $1.5million prize pot, with the winner banking $500,000. That figure is reportedly higher than the salaries of Lando Norris, Alex Albon, George Russell and Antonio Giovinazzi.
With two races of the season remaining, Williams development driver Jamie Chadwick is currently topping the standings and has a 10-point lead over Beitske Visser.
The full prize breakdown is as follows:
1st place: $500,000 2nd place: $250,000 3rd place: $125,000 4th place: $100,000 5th place: $90,000 6th place: $80,000 7th place: $70,000 8th place: $60,000 9th place: $50,000 10th place: $40,000 11th place: $30,000 12th place: $25,000 13th place: $20,000 14th place: $15,000 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th places: $7500 Reserves: $7500 W Series also revealed that next season will see drivers being awarded Superlicence points with a view to a female driver potentially the Formula 1 grid in the future. The top 12 drivers in W Series this season will automatically qualify for next season. Follow us on Twitter @Planet_F1 and like our Facebook page.
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