Jamie Chadwick: My ultimate goal is Formula 1August 27, 2019
21-year-old Jamie Chadwick was the first to win the title in the new W Series women’s championship, and now she is guaranteed the attention of the press, a cash prize of half a million dollars and a place in the cockpit for the next season.
Of course, she is not going to stop there, and dreams of becoming the first racer who can break into Formula 1 in more than four decades. The first step in this direction has been taken, she is already working with Williams as a development driver, and she has a very serious attitude: Jamie wants to achieve the same speeds on the track that men show.
“To break into Formula 1 would be an incredible success. This is my main goal, all young riders dream of it, ”Chadwick shared in an interview with British talkSPORT radio station. – She became a little closer to reality through collaboration with Williams. I really want to get it done on my own. I would like to deservedly get into F1, I hope this will happen soon.
Working with Williams is a big luck. It is very important to gain experience by working with the Formula 1 team, I have already learned a lot, and it is especially great that this is Williams, the British team with such a glorious history.
Having won the title in the W Series, I completed the task that stood before me this season – I hope this is another argument in favor of having Williams trust me more next year.
Of course, Formula 1 is a sport in which men unconditionally dominate, but it seems to me that this championship really needs a woman to succeed too. But it must be a well-deserved success.
Some influential people in motorsport are women. For example, Claire Williams, the head of my team. And there are more and more such examples. “More women need to reach heights in all areas of motorsport, and I hope that this will put an end to male dominance.”
Although Jamie Chadwick dreams of Formula 1, she does not exclude that she will continue to perform in the W Series next season, although she is ready to consider other options: “Now in motorsport there are all conditions for young riders. I was very lucky that I had a good relationship with Aston Martin, because next year they are going to perform in Le Mans with their cool hypercar. I would really like to work with them. Formula E is also a great championship. But now there are many other interesting options, including, of course, DTM. Although the ultimate goal is Formula 1 …
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