Inaugural W Series champ and Williams’ development driver for 2019 Jamie Chadwick is to remain with the team for 2020, Williams has announced.
“I am delighted to confirm that Jamie Chadwick will continue her work in the Williams Racing Driver Academy this year” said Claire Williams, Williams Deputy Team Principal on the team’s website on announcing the extended deal.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Jamie develop, and excel, both with the team and her time racing in W Series.”
“Jamie has done an excellent job promoting women in motorsport and we are extremely proud of the work she has done.”
21 year old Jamie’s role includes time in the Williams’ simulator back at Grove, and being ‘fully immersed’ in the team at a number of Grand Prix weekends over the course of the 22 race Formula 1 season.
As part of her new deal, her time in the simulator will increase in an effort to develop the car ahead of, and as part of the ongoing Formula 1 season.
She said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity working with the team in my role as development driver.”
“The time spent in the simulator has been invaluable and I have enjoyed every moment, immersing myself within the team.”
“I look forward to continuing to work with Williams this year.”
Along with being the first female driver to win a round of the British Formula 3 Championship, Jamie Chadwick is also a winner of the British GT4 Championship and the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 Championship.
Alongside her duties with the Williams Formula 1 team, Jamie begins the defence of her W Series title in May of 2020, and has committed to the Extreme E championship – a planned off-road all-electric series of racing that proposes to race across remote parts of the globe in an effort to push environmental issues and green technologies.