Marta Garcia teams up with Fabienne Wohlwend at Team CortDAO
W Series' teams announcements continue with the CortDAO line-up: alongside Fabienne Wohlwend there will be race winner Marta García: two proven podium finishers to bring the community-owned team to the top-end of the standings.
The all-female championship announced its 2022 line-up on Tuesday, with a 17-driver field plus one reserve that will complete the starting grid. Alongside Jenner Racing (Chadwick-Chambers) and Quantfury (Martí-García) - CortDAO was the third team to confirm its driver's duo: Fabienne Wohlwend will team up with Marta Garcia, in the first community-owned racing project. CortDAO is in fact the acronym for Community Owned Racing Team Decentralised Autonomous Organization, an innovative concept that is aiming to take the fan experience to a new level. The internet-based team will allow community members to own shares of the racing team, which will grant voting rights on certain team's decisions. The project was born from motorsport fans and cryptocurrencies pioneers and will sustain itself via crowdfunding on a blockchain. The partnership with Fabienne Wohlwend, one of the stars of the championship and potential title contender in 2022, is also particularly fitting given Fabienne’s background in finance in the small but banking-heavyweight Lichtenstein. The CortDAO livery is also going to be a fan-favourite, with its striking bright pink.. Wohlwend was the first ever woman to win the Ferrari Challenge World Finals in 2018, claiming the title at the iconic Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. In W Series, Fabienne finished sixth in 2019 and in 2021; she scored a pole position and three podiums, narrowly missing out on her first win last year at Silverstone. Marta Garcia, 21, joins Wohlwend in the second CortDAO car: the Spaniard is already a W Series race winner and has stepped on the podium in several occasions - but a difficult 2021 season meant that she couldn't automatically qualify for the 2022 season. Marta - a karting superstar and former Renault F1 junior - raced in Spanish F4 before being selected for the first ever W Series edition. At her first race in 2019 she was third, challenging Jamie Chadwick and Alice Powell, and went on to claim an impressive victory at Norisring, in the series' first race on a street circuit. In 2021, Garcia raced for the PUMA W Series Team but a series of unfortunate circumstances prevented the young Spaniard from fighting for the title and she finished 12th in the standings. Having been invited to pre-season testing at Barcelona, Garcia performed well and secured the seat for the 2022 campaign. With proven podium-finishers such as Wohlwend and Garcia, team CortDAO is expected to fight at the top-end of the standings, as the season gets underway in May, with the first ever edition of the Miami Grand Prix.