Chadwick remains with Williams as development driver

Date published: March 1 2021 - Michelle Foster

Jamie Chadwick Williams

Jamie Chadwick will continue with the Williams team this season, staying in her role as a development driver.

Winner of the inaugural W Series title in 2019, Chadwick joined Williams that same season dreaming of one day finding a place on the Formula 1 grid.

Her racing plans were temporarily halted last year when the pandemic put an end to the W Series campaign before it even began, although she has signed up again to compete in this year’s championship and defend her title.

This year’s eight-round W Series will take place as a support race during F1 grand prix weekends.

As for her Williams commitments, Chadwick will be present at certain grands prix while also upping her simulator programme at the team’s Grove headquarters.

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“I’ve absolutely loved my time with Williams so far and couldn’t be more delighted to continue working with the team in my role as Development Driver,” said the 22-year-old.

“I feel I’m improving as a driver all the time, and my time spent in the simulator this coming season will prove to be invaluable.

“I look forward to fully immersing myself at Williams again this year.”

Alongside her W Series commitments, Chadwick has been confirmed as Veloce Racing’s female driver for the new Extreme E series which will launch in March in Saudi Arabia.

Simon Roberts, team principal of Williams Racing, added: “We are delighted Jamie will continue as a Development Driver for the team.

“Not only is she a great female ambassador for the sport and plays an integral part in promoting women in motorsport, her work in the simulator and behind the scenes at Grove is hugely valuable.

“Jamie’s determination and drive to do more, as well as push the boundaries, is something we admire at Williams and we are all looking forward to the year ahead with Jamie as part of the team.”

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