Jamie Chadwick: Two-time W Collection champion targets F1 ‘inside 5 years’ as she nears third title

The 24-year-old might win her third W Collection title in Singapore this weekend. She has been touted as somebody who might break into F1. Watch spherical seven of the 2022 W Collection stay from Singapore on Sky Sports activities F1, with the race stay on Sunday from 9.35am.

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W Series reigning champion Jamie Chadwick discusses her potential next steps in motorsport including the goal to secure a seat in Formula One

W Collection reigning champion Jamie Chadwick discusses her potential subsequent steps in motorsport together with the aim to safe a seat in Formulation One

W Collection reigning champion Jamie Chadwick discusses her potential subsequent steps in motorsport together with the aim to safe a seat in Formulation One

Jamie Chadwick is focusing on a 3rd W Collection title this weekend – and has set her sights on making the step as much as Formulation 1 “inside 5 years”.

The 24-year-old has had outstanding success within the all-female W Collection, successful the championship in each seasons up to now and all however one race this 12 months, however has up to now been unable to advance by way of different feeder sequence.

She has been touted to be the primary girl to race in F1 since Lella Lombardi in 1976 – though F1 boss Stefano Domenicalli just lately mentioned that he does not “realistically” see a feminine on the grid within the subsequent 5 years.

Chadwick, nevertheless, has rebuffed these feedback.

“From my aspect, if I’m in F1 I wish to be inside the subsequent 5 years, so it does go towards what he says,” she instructed Sky Sports activities Information’ Craig Slater. “I do not need it to really feel like we’re nonetheless on the skin trying in.

“It now must change into very a lot a sport the place everybody is ready to compete on a degree enjoying area.

“If it isn’t me, I’m assured one other younger lady has the chance to. You need them to start out and be impressed and know that they’ve the chance.”

Alice Powell takes victory from pole position in Hungary, holding off championship leader Jamie Chadwick who finished second after a great comeback drive

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Alice Powell takes victory from pole place in Hungary, holding off championship chief Jamie Chadwick who completed second after an excellent comeback drive

Alice Powell takes victory from pole place in Hungary, holding off championship chief Jamie Chadwick who completed second after an excellent comeback drive

She added to reporters that she is going to “attempt to undergo the proper feeder sequence and have success to be in F1 inside 5 years.”

Chadwick is not anticipated to stay in W Collection subsequent season, and just lately examined in IndyLights – the feeder sequence to IndyCar in the USA. She did not be part of different W Collection girls in a Formulation 3 take a look at.

“I need the very best alternative to develop as a lot as attainable,” she added. I need good seat time, an opportunity to get within the automotive and have as a lot expertise as attainable.

“As nice because the W Collection has been, the one factor that has been missing is the seat time and growth required.

“For that motive, that is the place possibly the notion of me is I ought to soar straight into possibly F2 or I learn issues about F1 and I at all times consider I’m fairly distant from that and seat time goes to be essential.”

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Indy Lights take a look at places Chadwick in good place for F3 step up

Chadwick received the primary two seasons in W Collection and joined the Williams F1 crew’s growth driver programme. and this 12 months, she has received 5 out of six races and will win her third title in Singapore this weekend.

Regardless of her success, she has but to step as much as Formulation 3 or Formulation 2, with a scarcity of funding and a extra bodily automotive the main hurdles.

She mentioned that feminine drivers have not adopted the identical pathway as males and whereas the W Collection has given her a leg up, her progress in comparison with others in her age group, together with George Russell, Lando Norris and Max Verstappen, is “very totally different”.

Earlier in September, Chadwick joined an Indy Lights take a look at for Andretti racing in Florida. Indy Lights is a feeder sequence for IndyCar and the British driver thinks a drive there subsequent season within the heavier, extra bodily demanding vehicles, can be the right preparation for a return to Europe to race in F3.

Two-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick admits it could be her last year competing in the W Series, with her future potentially lying in Indy Lights

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Two-time W Collection champion Jamie Chadwick admits it might be her final 12 months competing within the W Collection, along with her future doubtlessly mendacity in Indy Lights

Two-time W Collection champion Jamie Chadwick admits it might be her final 12 months competing within the W Collection, along with her future doubtlessly mendacity in Indy Lights

“I felt snug with the automotive,” she mentioned. “The principle factor is that with the lengthy races and the quantity of testing you get in Indy Lights, it might put me in a very good place for the 12 months after to make one other step up, having had that additional time to develop each bodily and as a driver.”

The W Collection has three races left, with the drivers set to maneuver to Austin for the penultimate race earlier than the ultimate occasion in Mexico Metropolis on October 28.

Chadwick is at the moment on 143 factors, 75 factors forward of Alice Powell and Beitske Visser in second and third place.

Watch spherical seven of the 2022 W Collection stay from Singapore on Sky Sports activities F1. Qualifying begins at 9.35am on Saturday, with the race on Sunday from 9.35am.

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