Ahead of the 2021 F1 season, Williams Racing has announced that Jamie Chadwick will continue her work with the team as Development Driver for the Grove-based outfit.
The 22-year-old driver joined the team in 2019 as a development driver for the team. The contract extension will see her increase her simulator programme at Grove and will also attend several Grands Prix across the 2021 season.
The Bath-born will also support the team across its media and marketing activities throughout the season. Chadwick started her racing career in the Ginetta Junior Championship before competing in the British GT Championship.
She joined the all-female series, the W Series in 2019 when the championship was born and came out as championship at the end of the six-race competition.
Speaking about the announcement, Chadwick said: “I have absolutely loved my time with Williams so far and could not be more delighted to continue working with the team in my role as Development Driver.
„I feel I am improving as a driver all the time, and my time spent in the simulator this coming season will prove to be invaluable. I look forward to fully immersing myself at Williams once again this year.”
Simon Roberts, Team Principal of Williams Racing commented; “We are delighted that Jamie will continue as a Development Driver for the team. Not only is she a great female ambassador for the sport and plays an integral part in promoting women in motorsport, her work in the simulator and behind the scenes at Grove is hugely valuable.
„Jamie’s determination and drive to do more, as well as push the boundaries, is something we admire at Williams and we are all looking forward to the year ahead with Jamie as part of the team,“ Roberts added.