W Series champion Jamie Chadwick has “plenty of offers on the table” for the 2020 season, but will have her future within Williams’ Formula 1 setup decided once the team has set its race line-up, according to deputy chief Claire Williams.

Chadwick, 21, linked up with Williams at the start of the year in a development role ahead of the inaugural W Series season, where she clinched the title last month at Brands Hatch and a top prize of $500,000 to further her racing career.

Chadwick undertook a Euroformula Open Formula 3 test last week at Silverstone, and while she is yet to firm up her racing plans for 2020, Williams said there was plenty of interest in the W Series champion.

“I think she’s yet to announce her plans for 2020 but I know she’s got a lot of offers on the table,” Williams said.

“It’s not surprising considering the job that she did in the W Series this year and just the personality that she has and the ambition and the drive that she has as well, I think it will take her a long way.

“As for our plans for Jamie, moving forward, we’re obviously working out what we’re going to be doing from a race driver perspective for 2020 at the moment, and once we’ve resolved that then we will start looking and thinking about the plans for the driver academy and who we have in there.”

Chadwick joined Williams’ driver academy at the start of the year as part of her development role, joining the team on a number of race weekends to observe its trackside operations.

“It’s all part of the driver academy programme that we have in place at Williams, that we established this year and it’s working really well for us,” Williams said.

“It’s all about obviously taking young talent that we can find and helping develop them, but also for them to help Williams develop.

“Jamie has been an instrumental part in that this year and when she come to the races with us, when she’s trackside she shadows basically. She watches what’s going on in engineering briefings, she listens to the drivers, she obviously watches all the track action, and she just learns how a Formula 1 weekend operates.”



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