Williams F1 recruits Jamie Chadwick as development driver!


The Williams F1 team has announced that W Series racer Jamie Chadwick has joined the Grove-based outfit as a development driver.

Chadwick, a former British F3 winner who currently leads the W Series championship after two rounds, will be handed simulator duties and will embed with Williams at three European races, including the British Grand Prix.

“I am delighted to confirm that Jamie Chadwick has joined the Williams Racing Driver Academy in the role of Development Driver," said Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams.

"I have had the pleasure of watching Jamie race first hand in Hockenheim where she claimed victory at the season opening W Series race.

"Alongside her on-track commitments, Jamie will undertake simulator work for Williams, be immersed both trackside and at the factory with the team and will participate in marketing activities."

"Promoting women in motorsport is extremely important and having a female role model as part of our Driver Academy will hopefully inspire young girls to take up racing at a young age.

"We hope to show that motorsport is inclusive and exciting, be that as a driver or on the engineering side.

"Jamie is a great talent and I look forward to working with her."

Chadwick, whose credentials include the 2018/19 MRF Challenge title, will join Williams reserve driver Nicholas Latifi at the team's driver academy.

“It is a great honour to be joining the Williams Racing Driver Academy," said the 21-year-old Brit.

"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."

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