Jamie Chadwick said: “It is a great honour to be joining the Williams Racing Driver Academy. The time in the simulator is a fantastic opportunity to aid with my development. I look forward to spending time in the factory at Grove, immersing myself within the team and assisting wherever I can. Being a part of the Driver Academy is an amazing platform and I’m excited to get started.”
Williams’ deputy team principal, Claire Williams, added: “I am delighted to confirm that Jamie Chadwick has joined the Williams Racing Driver Academy in the role of Development Driver. I have had the pleasure of watching Jamie race first hand in Hockenheim where she claimed victory at the season-opening W Series race. Alongside her on-track commitments, Jamie will undertake simulator work for Williams, be immersed both trackside and at the factory with the team and will participate in marketing activities.
Promoting women in motorsport is extremely important and having a female role model as part of our Driver Academy will hopefully inspire young girls to take up racing at a young age. We hope to show that motorsport is inclusive and exciting, be that as a driver or on the engineering side. Jamie is a great talent and I look forward to working with her.”
Williams also said Chadwick will attend three European races later in the year with the team, starting at the British Grand Prix in July. She joins Canadian Nicholas Latifi – the current Formula 2 championship leader – in the academy.
Absolutely over the moon to announce that I have joined the @WilliamsRacing Driver Academy as a Development Driver! 😁 Such a huge honour to be a part of the Williams F1 family! 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/zQevmVG0Lf— Jamie Chadwick (@JamieChadwick55) May 20, 2019