Jamie Chadwick selected as 2022 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award finalist
British racing star and two-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick has been selected among the four finalists of the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award.
W Series two-time champion Jamie Chadwick has been announced as one of the four finalists for the 2022 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Awards, a prestigious nomination that the 24-year-old British racer received also in 2019, after her first W Series title.
Chadwick has been dominant in her third season in the all-female championship, winning all races so far except for the Hungarian round, claimed by compatriot Alice Powell.
The Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award was established in 1989 and has since then assigned the accolade to the most promising up-and-coming British racing drivers. Winners of the award include names of the likes of David Coulthard (on the inaugural edition), Dario Franchitti, Jenson Button, Gary Paffett, Anthony Davidson, Paul Di Resta, Alex Sims, Jake Dennis, George Russell and Lando Norris.
Chadwick was nominated for the second time in 2022 and then selected from a 10 driver pool to be one of the four finalists, together with Oliver Bearman, Luke Browning and Louis Foster.
“I wasn’t expecting this. It’s something all the drivers hope for and if you’ve had a good year you know there’s a chance, but it’s so hard to know because of all the good drivers out there." - Chadwick commented.
The Award will be presented to the selected winner at the end-of-season Autosport Award gala on 4th December, and is set to be assigned after a two-day test at Silverstone - as well as fitness and simulator assessments. The four finalists will be tested in cars including the MSV F2, Ligier LMP3 prototype and Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
The prize for the BRDC Young Driver of the year include £200,000, membership in the BRDC, an Arai helmet and the highly-anticipated F1 test with Aston Martin F1 Team.
“My single-seater experience the first time was quite low and, although I’ve been driving in the same series, I feel I’ve come on a lot in the last three years", Chadwick continued. "The F2 car was a bit of a beast that physically tested me so I’m looking forward to being stronger and seeing what fun I can have with it.”