W Series, the international single-seater motor racing championship for female drivers, today announces that Emma Kimiläinen will compete for the Puma W Series Team in 2022 as the brand extends its team title and global racewear partnership this year.
Emma has won two races in her two seasons with W Series, the latter victory – at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium last August – starting a run of four consecutive podium finishes which saw the 32-year-old Finn end the season in third place in the championship standings. Emma will now look to take that excellent form into the 2022 W Series season, which consists of support races at eight Formula 1 Grand Prix weekends, starting in Miami, USA, in May. The Puma W Series Team finished sixth in last year’s inaugural teams’ championship, and Emma’s team-mate will be announced in due course.
Puma Motorsport broke the mould during W Series’ second season in 2021 by tailoring racewear specifically for female drivers for the very first time. As part of their women’s platform, She Moves Us, Puma will supply bespoke racewear during W Series’ third on-track season. Puma Motorsport has supplied high-performance, flame-retardant racewear for W Series’ drivers since the inaugural season in 2019. Puma is associated with the highest levels of motorsport and their tailored, triple-layer Nomex race suits ensure F1 standards of safety, performance, and comfort.