W Series | Exclusive interview with Jamie Chadwick: "IndyCar is a market that I am keeping my eye on" as she weighs up future options

Part two of Motorlat’s exclusive interview with two-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick as she discusses her future career plans and the role she plays in helping Williams race drivers Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi.

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W Series | Exclusive interview with Jamie Chadwick: "IndyCar is a market that I am keeping my eye on" as she weighs up future options
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After two near misses, it was third time lucky for Jamie Chadwick as she wrapped up her fourth win of the year and the first on home soil.

The race couldn’t have been better for Chadwick as she led from lights to flag, winning by nearly 20 seconds from Emma Kimiläinen. It means she extended her lead to Abbi Pulling to 47 points.

W Series hit the headlines earlier this year when former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner entered her own team into the series, hiring Chadwick as one of her drivers.

When speaking to MotorLAT exclusively before the British Grand Prix meeting, Chadwick talked about how much of a positive influence Jenner has as her mentor.

“It’s been really cool; she’s a great person here for the right reasons and super supportive in that sense, so I am really lucky to have her as a mentor and team boss.”

Now into her four season as a Williams development driver, Chadwick explained her role at the team and how she helps the team’s race drivers, Nicholas Latifi and Alex Albon, during a Grand Prix. 

“My role is predominantly simulator work, so some of that is race weekend support, so when they’re at the track, I will be in the simulator, and we will do the correlations runs so we can send through setups that correlate to their current set ups and that’s the bit I really enjoy as it’s the bit where I feel is the closest to the reality of ultimately driving a Formula 1 car. Outside that, they help support me in terms of my development in the junior programme and in W Series.”

Although the expected graduation to Formula 3 hasn’t arisen yet, Chadwick hasn’t given up hope just yet, and with Tatiana Calderon moving to IndyCar with AJ Foyt Racing, the Brit is open to a move stateside. 

“I am open to it all, I’ve been more vocal about the Formula 2/Formula 3 element of where I want to progress, but IndyCar is a market that I am keeping my eye on. So the main focus is making sure I am best prepared for whatever opportunity.”

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