Former GT4 British GT champion and W Series champion-elect Jamie Chadwick has secured a Development Driver role at the Williams F1 team.
Having risen to prominence by dominating the opening round of the new all female W Series at Hockenheim earlier this month, talented female racer Jamie Chadwick has signed up to become the new Development Driver for the Williams Formula One team this season - a role that will involve her attending at least three European rounds of the championship for the struggling team, and performing simulator duties back at their Grove HQ.
Chadwick, 21, is already under contract as an Aston Martin junior driver alongside her W Series commitments, and thanks to standout performances in both British GT and the MRF 2000 series, Chadwick has long been marked as a talent worth watching in the years ahead.
Having further increased her reputation following a strong opening weekend in Germany during the debut of the new for 2019 W Series, Chadwick is looking to further enhance her career with this new opportunity, something the British racer is understandably excited to be involved with so early into the new season:
“It is a great honour to be joining the Williams Racing Driver Academy. said Chadwick of the announcement. "the time in the simulator is a fantastic opportunity to aid with my development. I look forward to spending time in the factory at Grove, immersing myself within the team and assisting wherever I can. Being a part of the Driver Academy is an amazing platform and I’m excited to get started.”
Although a development role, it remains unlikely that the driver will enjoy seat time in the car this year as Williams continue to struggle with arguably the worst car in the long and illustrious history of the outfit.
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