Jamie Chadwick returns to INDY NXT for second campaign with Andretti
"My first year with the team taught me so much and we were able to make a lot of progress with every race." - Jamie Chadwick will return for a second season in INDY NXT at the wheel of the #28 Andretti Dallara, following a promising first season in the US.
Andretti Autosport confirmed that Jamie Chadwick is set to return to Indycar's highest feeder series Indy NXT for a sophomore campaign in 2024, piloting the #28 Andretti Dallara IL-15 machine. “I’m really looking forward to being back with Andretti to compete in my second INDY NXT season", said Chadwick. "My first year with the team taught me so much and we were able to make a lot of progress with every race." Chadwick, 25, contested her first season in North America after winning three back-to-back titles in the all-female W Series championship, at the wheel of a Tatuus Formula Regional car. In W Series, Chadwick had claimed an outstanding 11 wins, 10 pole positions and 18 podiums out of 21 races. Having also raced in Formula Regional European Championship - where she climbed on the podium once - and having picked up a race win in Formula 3 Asian Championship, Chadwick was signed to the Williams Racing Driver Academy programme in 2019. Her stellar racing resumé includes a success in the BRDC British Formula 3 - where she became the first woman to win a race - and a record-breaking title in British GT as the youngest ever champion. The British racer made her debut in Indy NXT in 2023, where she contested a highly positive campaign. Chadwick was close to her first top 10 at Barber Motorsports Park at her second race in the series, then missed out again marginally on her first top-10 at the Detroit Street Circuit, where she was the protagonist of a very encouraging first race. Jamie finally collected a P10 at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, where she started a four-race streak of top-10 finishes that included her first ever race on an oval track at Iowa Speedway. An eighth at Nashville was then topped by a sixth place at Portland, as the Andretti Autosport driver significantly made steps forward in the second half of the season. “It’s a pleasure to have Jamie return to our INDY NXT team for 2024", commented Michael Andretti, CEO and Chairman of Andretti Global. "Developing talent has always been a priority for Andretti, and Jamie’s motorsports journey is a perfect example of what we hope to achieve with our development drivers." "Jamie represents what it means to break down barriers and continues to impress everyone in our organization", Andretti continued. "The growth that we saw in Jamie’s rookie season was strong and we’re confident that coming back to INDY NXT is the right choice as she continues to advance her open-wheel career.” Chadwick finished fourth among the rookies in 2023 and, with knowledge of the car and of the North American tracks now under her belt, as second season in Indycar's stepping stone feels like the natural development. "I know that taking this experience and confidence into 2024 is going to be massively valuable for us, and I truly feel like part of the family here", Chadwick concluded. "I can’t wait to hit the ground running this winter and see what we can do for next season.” Chadwick is set to return behind the wheel of the #28 Andretti Dallara at the upcoming Chris Griffis Memorial Test on October 20, at the road course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.