The Williams Racing Formula One team, partnered by Acronis, has confirmed that W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will continue in her role as Development Driver for the 2021 F1 season.
Chadwick first joined up with the historic Williams team in the same role for the 2019 season in the important role that includes race simulator work at the team’s Grove base. She will also continue to be fully immersed within the team at selected grands prix and support the team across its media and marketing activities throughout the season.
“I have absolutely loved my time with Williams so far and could not be more delighted to continue working with the team in my role as Development Driver,” said Chadwick of the announcement. “I feel I am improving as a driver all the time, and my time spent in the simulator this coming season will prove to be invaluable. I look forward to fully immersing myself at Williams once again this year.”
It will be an extremely busy year for the talented 21-year-old who, along with her Williams duties, will defend her W Series title as well as participating in the inaugural Extreme E electric off-road racing championship series as Veloce Racing’s female driver.
“We are delighted that Jamie will continue as a Development Driver for the team,” added Simon Roberts, Team Principal of Williams Racing. “Not only is she a great female ambassador for the sport and plays an integral part in promoting women in motorsport, her work in the simulator and behind the scenes at Grove is hugely valuable. Jamie’s determination and drive to do more, as well as push the boundaries, is something we admire at Williams and we are all looking forward to the year ahead with Jamie as part of the team.”