W Series championship leader Jamie Chadwick is not currently planned to complete any Formula 1 tests in her role with Williams.

Chadwick, 21, recently joined Williams in a development role to balance with her racing commitments in W Series, where she is the early points leader after winning the series’ inaugural race at Hockenheim last month.

Chadwick has experience up to Formula 3 level in single-seaters, but is not yet due to sample F1 machinery, instead focusing on simulator duties for Williams in her development role.

“We’re delighted that Jamie’s joined the team,” Williams’ deputy team boss Claire Williams said.

“She’s obviously part of the W Series Championship this year. She won the first event and then she had a good run in Zolder.

“She’s going to be doing simulator work, full immersion in the factory, working with the engineers to support her campaign this year. It all goes to promoting women in motorsport. Doing this for her is hopefully going to elevate her competitiveness.

“At the moment, it is reserved to simulator work and then coming to a few races with us to see the team trackside, and how we operate in F1.

“There are no plans at the moment to put her in an F1 car at this stage.”

Williams was the last team to enter a female driver to a grand prix weekend, fielding Susie Wolff in four F1 practice sessions across 2014 and 2015.

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