Jamie Chadwick says she hopes to be in Formulation 1 inside 5 years regardless of latest feedback from the game’s CEO.
To many, Chadwick is the almost definitely feminine candidate to be given a shot on the sport’s most prestigious collection. She has dominated the W Sequence, profitable each of the opening two Championships, and has completed P1 in all however one in every of this 12 months’s races.
She has F1 hyperlinks by way of her function as Williams’ growth driver and on the age of 24, she has time on her facet.
However, if F1’s CEO Stefano Domenicali is to be believed, she is not going to be in critical competition for a spot on the Formulation 1 grid anytime quickly.
The 57-year-old Italian was quoted final month saying it might take a metaphorical “meteorite” for a girl to be on the grid within the subsequent 5 years with the final feminine consultant being Lella Lombardi 46 years in the past.
However Chadwick is set to show him mistaken. The Brit mentioned the phrases from Domenicali didn’t “hassle” her however as an alternative served as motivation.
“It doesn’t actually hassle me,” she mentioned, as reported by The Unbiased. “It motivates me, if nothing else.
“I do know that if I’ve success in the proper feeder collection then I can be in Formulation 1. My aim is certainly to attempt to make it inside 5 years.
— Jamie Chadwick (@JamieChadwick) September 18, 2022
“There’s a lot I would like to attain in that point, however I need to undergo the proper feeder collection, and have success in these championships to be in Formulation 1.
“I have to lean on the people who do imagine in it, and actually do see it as attainable, and encompass myself with these voices.”
“Nothing has been confirmed. I’m nonetheless weighing up my choices. Conversations are ongoing in each Europe and America.”
Regardless of a seat opening up at Williams following the affirmation of Nicholas Latifi’s exit on the finish of the season, it appears unlikely that Chadwick would be the one to step up.
Workforce boss Jost Capito mentioned in March that she wanted to compete in Formulation 3 “sooner or later” however Chadwick acknowledged she had been unable to safe a seat in F3 or F2 largely because of funding.
She as an alternative signed on for one more 12 months of racing within the W Sequence on the newly-created Jenner Racing staff.
It appears that evidently a transfer to America is changing into an rising chance for Chadwick after she was given an Indy Lights check in Florida by Andretti Autosport on Wednesday.