Jamie Chadwick joins Absolute Racing for Asian F3 championship
W-Series champion and Williams F1 development driver Jamie Chadwick announced she will contest the 2019/20 Asian F3 season with Absolute Racing
British upcoming racing star Jamie Chadwick will join Absolute Racing for the 2019/2020 Asian Formula 3 season, starting in two weeks time at Sepang International Circuit.
Chadwick failed to secure a FIA F3 seat for funding reasons and expressed her interest in combining a second F3 campaign to her sophomore year in the all-female W-Series championship. She tested in Silverstone a Dallara Euroformula Open car, but was unable to join in the final rounds of the 2019 season and her plans were put on hold due to the many clashing commitments with the 2020 calendar.
By entering the Asian F3 championship, Chadwick will be on the hunt for Superlicence points, in a series that features the same Tatuus T318 car employed in the W-Series, despite having a different tyre supplier. She still expects to add one more summer-season F3 racing schedule to her calendar.
“2019 has been a phenomenal year with my MRF, W Series, Williams and Aston Martin experiences, and I am delighted to be adding the Asian F3 series with Absolute Racing to the agenda.", Jamie said - "It is important for me to use this series as part of my testing and development programme to ensure that I am race-fit for whatever 2020 throws at me."
“I expect it to be a very competitive series, as there are some top level drivers and teams entered, so there will be a lot of hard work involved, but that is why it will be of such value."
Due to commitments linked to the BRDC Aston Martin Autosport Award, Chadwick won't get the chance to drive the Absolute Racing car before the opening Sepang round.
The 21-year old from Bath, UK, entered the first round of the Asian-based championship last year as well, in preparation for her W-Series debut. She had a best result of 5th in the third race of the Malaysian weekend. She now joins Devlin DeFrancesco, Daniel Cao and Tommy Smith in the Chinese-based team line up.
The championship kicks off on December 14/15 In Malaysia and will have three-races rounds at Dubai, Yas Marina, Sepang and Buriram.
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