Jamie Chadwick will continue her role as a development driver for the Williams Formula 1 team during the 2020 season.

The 21-year-old, who was crowned the inaugural champion of the all-female W Series championship, has been retained in the position for a second campaign, having joined Williams in May last year.

In the role, Williams says Chadwick will increase her simulator programme duties and be “fully immersed” within the team both trackside and at its Grove headquarters, while she will attend several grands prix throughout 2020.

“It has been a fantastic opportunity working with the team in my role as development driver,” Chadwick said.

"The time spent in the simulator has been invaluable and I have enjoyed every moment, immersing myself within the team. I look forward to continuing to work with Williams this year!”

Deputy team principal Claire Williams added: “I am delighted to confirm that Jamie Chadwick will continue her work in the Williams Racing Driver Academy this year.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Jamie develop, and excel, both with the team and her time racing in W Series.

“Jamie has done an excellent job promoting women in motorsport and we are extremely proud of the work she has done.”

Chadwick is set to combine her role at Williams alongside attempting to defend her W Series title, having confirmed she will contest the championship again this year.

The Briton won two races on her way to winning the first-ever W Series title on offer in 2019, beating Beitske Visser to the crown by 10 points.

Chadwick previously won the 2015 British GT GT4 title, became a British Formula 3 race winner in 2018, and won the MRF Winter Series in 2018/19. 

 

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