- Jamie Chadwick [Copyright: Williams]

Williams retains Chadwick in developmental role for 2020 F1 season

The British racer will continue in her role albeit with more simulator sessions.

1y ago

Jamie Chadwick will continue with ROKiT Williams Racing as its development driver for the 2020 F1 season.

The 2018/19 MRF Challenge and 2019 W Series winner joined Williams last year as a development driver with Nicholas Latifi at his side as reserve. She undertook simulator sessions at the factory and attended few F1 grand prix for marketing purposes.

Williams then announced the signing of Daniel Ticktum in a developmental role ahead of 2020 F1 season, with the promotion of Latifi to a full-time seat alongside George Russell. The British racer will get simulator sessions as he competes in F2 with DAMS.

At the same time, Williams has also extended the contract for Chadwick, who will continue in her role from last year, while also race in W Series, where she eyes superlicense points. She will have extended simulator sessions and attend selected F1 events.

"It has been a fantastic opportunity working with the team in my role as Development Driver," said Chadwick. "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." Meanwhile, Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, 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."

[Image courtesy: Williams] [Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]

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