Jamie Chadwick says she was “pleasantly shocked” after her first run in an Indy Lights automobile with Andretti Autosport.
The 2-time W Collection champion racked up 210 miles of studying within the automobile utilized by upcoming expertise on the IndyCar roster, across the Sebring Worldwide Raceway.
Talking to media, together with RacingNews365, the Briton stated the Dallara IL15 was a step up from what she has beforehand pushed and spoke concerning the power wanted to drive it.
“I am pleasantly shocked by the physicality of it,” she defined.
“I believe I have been scared off somewhat bit [because a] lot of individuals stated it is a actually large heavy automobile.
“It’s undoubtedly is a step up when it comes to something I’ve pushed earlier than when it comes to energy and doubtless weight.
“The circumstances after we examined are in Florida had been fairly excessive, it hit 30 levels. So it is undoubtedly a bodily automobile.
“We did a very good take a look at programme, so in that sense I used to be actually glad.
“I felt like I might get snug with the automobile and drive it how I needed to with out an excessive amount of limitation bodily.”
Oval take a look at might be on the playing cards
Whereas the Indy Lights calendar is essentially made up of highway and avenue programs, there are nonetheless a few ovals that the collection visits – which had been Iowa and Gateway within the 2022 season.
Chadwick says an oval take a look at might be the following step as she seems to be additional at choices to race within the championship.
“I really feel prefer it’s one thing that each one drivers take into consideration after they go over to America,” she defined.
“Within the Indy Lights calendar they do not do the superspeedways [or big ovals such as Indianapolis or Texas] so it’s a little bit much less intense.
“So in fact I wish to have the chance to check [on an oval] to see how I quick I can go.”