Legendary Williams Drivers

Jamie Chadwick

Jamie Chadwick is the current and inaugural champion of the W Series - a female only branch of motorsport that enjoyed its first season in 2019. The same season, after an imperious start to the campaign, she was brought into the Williams development programme, currently holding the position of development driver.

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Born in Bath, Jamie Chadwick moved with her family to the Isle of Man as a youngster, before relocating back to the mainland where she attended Cheltenham College.

Her motorsport career began when, aged eleven, she tried her hand at karting before winning a scholarship for the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship racing alongside her brother Oliver, who finished fourth in the championship, with Jamie six places back.

She followed up that tenth place with a second year in Ginetta Juniors, where she improved to eighth place.

Building on this progress, her next move was to the British GT championship, where she drove for Beechdean in the GT4 class, where, along with team-mate Ross Gunn she won the GT4 championship with five class wins – the youngest ever drive to do so, and the first female.

She spent two more years in the British GT Championship, but with limited running, before she turned her attention towards single seater racing for 2017.

Competing in British Formula 3 against the likes of highly rated Enaam Ahmed, Jamie picked up a single podium, en route to ninth in the championship.

More success was to follow in her second year in British F3 when she became the first woman to win a round of the prestigious series that has produced such talents as Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen amongst others.

Outings in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 Championship – an open wheel championship organised by the Madras Motor Sports Club and hosted in Dubai, Bahrain and India over three different meetings – where she took the championship, and GT4 followed in the remainder of 2018, before rounding off the year with a test for the NIO FormulaE team.

Jamie’s recent successes made her an obvious choice for inclusion in the newly created W Series – designed to promote women in motorsport – and she duly took the start alongside seventeen other female racing drivers when the championship kicked off at Hockenheim in May 2019.

A commanding performance saw Chadwick win from pole position to take a championship lead she would maintain all year to take the inaugural W Series title.

Her performances in W Series brought her to the attention of Williams’ Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams who signed her up as Williams F1 development driver for the remainder of the year.

On 7th January 2020 it was announced that Chadwick would be remain Williams development driver for the year ahead as she defends her W Series crown.

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