Having joined the Williams Racing Driver Academy in 2019, three-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick has been confirmed as part of the program in 2023, as she contests her rookie campaign in INDY NXT.
Three-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will continue to be part of the Williams F1 Racing Driver Academy in 2023, the British team confirmed.
Chadwick entered the driver development programme in 2019, during her first season in the all-female championship W Series, which che eventually went on to win. She continued her impressive winning streak in 2021 and 2022, claiming all W Series titles contested to date.
Chadwick, 24, therefore will continue to be part of the Williams Driver Academy alongside Roy Nissany, Zak O'Sullivan, Oliver Gray and new addition Franco Colapinto. Jamie is so far the only driver currently part of the programme to have won a championship while academy member.
“To be continuing my relationship with Williams is amazing; I’ve had their support since 2019", Jamie stated. "Having the opportunity to immerse myself within the team and keep that Formula One dream alive is very important. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together.”
In 2023, Jamie Chadwick will enter her rookie season in the highly-competitive IndyNXT - formerly known as IndyLights - with top team Andretti Autosport.
Meanwhile, she will continue to work with the Grove-based F1 team on a personalised simulator program and will provide suport to the team's race preparations.
“We’re very excited to have Jamie continuing as a core part of our Driver Academy at Williams Racing" - continued Sven Smeets, Williams Racing's Sporting Director.
"She’s an incredibly talented driver and an important role model in inspiring the next generation of females in motorsport. We look forward to supporting her in 2023 while she takes on the new challenge in INDY NXT.”
Chadwick is one of the five female drivers currently under contract with a F1 team's driver academy, together with Abbi Pulling (Alpine), Maya Weug (Ferrari), Aurelia Nobels (Ferrari), and Luna Fluxá (Mercedes). Jessica Hawkins is also part of the Aston Martin F1 Team in a Driver Development role.