Jenner Racing will enter the all-women championship which will support Formula 1 at eight weekends this year.

Jenner will oversee the day-to-day running of the team with the new season kicking off in May in Miami.

The American has experience in motorsport having won a celebrity race at the Long Beach Grand Prix in 1979 before making her debut professionally at the 24 Hours of Daytona race as part of Jim Busby’s team.

She also competed in the IMSA Camel GT Championship as a driver for the Ford Motor Company and Jack Roush before making an appearance in the 1986 12 Hours of Sebring.

Speaking of the news, Jenner said: “As a believer in fair competition, a lover of motor racing, and a supporter of all women in sport from the grassroots to elite level, W Series ticks every box for me and is a fusion of the different aspects of my career. 

“A championship dedicated to inspiring young girls and giving women the chance to succeed in roles throughout what has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, W Series is changing the face of motorsport. As the series continues its rapid expansion with a truly international cast of drivers and races, this was the perfect time to come on board. W Series had a global reach of more than half a billion viewers in 2021, and I am going out to the market to acquire sponsors that align with mine and W Series’ joint missions.  

“I watched on with great excitement last year when W Series made its American debut in Austin, Texas, USA, where its drivers entertained 400,000 fans over the weekend at the Circuit of the Americas. In May, I will be beaming with pride when my Jenner Racing team starts its bid for W Series glory on motor racing’s greatest stage at the first race of season three in Miami, USA, in support of Formula 1. As has always been the case, I’m in it to win it.”