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

The 24-year-old might win her third W Sequence title in Singapore this weekend. She has been touted as somebody who might break into F1. Watch spherical seven of the 2022 W Sequence reside from Singapore on Sky Sports activities F1, with the race reside 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 Sequence reigning champion Jamie Chadwick discusses her potential subsequent steps in motorsport together with the aim to safe a seat in System One

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

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

The 24-year-old has had outstanding success within the all-female W Sequence, successful the championship in each seasons to date and all however one race this yr, however has to date been unable to advance by different feeder sequence.

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

Chadwick, nonetheless, has rebuffed these feedback.

“From my facet, if I’m in F1 I wish to be throughout the subsequent 5 years, so it does go towards what he says,” she advised 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 turn out to be very a lot a sport the place everybody is ready to compete on a degree enjoying discipline.

“If it is not me, I’m assured one other younger lady has the chance to. You need them to begin 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 ideal comeback drive

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

She added to reporters that she’s going to “try to undergo the right feeder sequence and have success to be in F1 inside 5 years.”

Chadwick is not anticipated to stay in W Sequence subsequent season, and lately examined in IndyLights – the feeder sequence to IndyCar in the US. She did not be a part of different W Sequence girls in a System 3 check.

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

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

“For that purpose, 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 far-off from that and seat time goes to be essential.”

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Indy Lights check places Chadwick in good place for F3 step up

Chadwick gained the primary two seasons in W Sequence and joined the Williams F1 group’s growth driver programme. and this yr, she has gained 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 System 3 or System 2, with a scarcity of funding and a extra bodily automotive the key hurdles.

She stated that feminine drivers have not adopted the identical pathway as males and whereas the W Sequence 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 check 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 Sequence champion Jamie Chadwick admits it could possibly be her final yr competing within the W Sequence, together with her future doubtlessly mendacity in Indy Lights

Two-time W Sequence champion Jamie Chadwick admits it could possibly be her final yr competing within the W Sequence, together with her future doubtlessly mendacity in Indy Lights

“I felt comfy with the automotive,” she stated. “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 extremely good place for the yr after to make one other step up, having had that further time to develop each bodily and as a driver.”

The W Sequence 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 Sequence reside 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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