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Jamie Chadwick earns points toward Formula One goal

LONDON — W Series champion Jamie Chadwick is placing her sights on a aspiration situation of driving a System Just one vehicle just before the conclude of the 12 months now she has secured precious superlicense details in Asia.

The 21-12 months-aged Briton, winner of the inaugural all-female collection previous 12 months, completed fourth in the Asian F3 championship at the weekend to lender ten details in the direction of the 40 needed to race in F1.

With fifteen much more up for grabs in W Series this 12 months, Chadwick could arrive at the twenty five needed to get part in Friday observe just before System One’s Abu Dhabi time-ender.

Currently a growth driver for the Williams group, with simulator responsibilities, Chadwick feels she is receiving closer to monitor action.

“With any luck , if I can get the superlicense (details) then FP1 (initially observe) or a exam generate isn’t a thing far too substantially to talk to for,” she informed Reuters. “If it all goes beautifully. I really don’t want to jinx it nevertheless.

“I think that would be the supreme objective. It would be an wonderful factor to be in a position to tick that off this 12 months alternatively than having to hold out another 12 months.”

Chadwick will be driving a Jaguar all-electrical System E vehicle at a exam in Marrakesh on Sunday, the day right after that collection races in Morocco, and that could also lead to long term prospects.

She also tested with the NIO group previous 12 months.

“I’m genuinely excited about System E,” she mentioned.

“There is entire world class motorists in it, entire world class teams and I think it’s an possibility to get myself uncovered on that degree and ideally showcase what I’m able of accomplishing in a thing like that.”

Chadwick mentioned the Asian F3 achievements had been “a huge bonus”, with a race acquire and podiums very good for confidence and also proving, to any person who doubted, that she could mix it with the men.

“I did really feel like I represented the W Series and gave them justice,” she mentioned. “By the conclude I felt like I was racing as well as in the W Series and if any of the other women were in that championship they would have been up there as well.”

Past 12 months, commenting on the Williams position, she had mentioned System Just one felt more away the much more she realised how substantially she had to study but Asian F3 had redrawn the boundaries.

“In some cases you want those very little golden carrots to make it look achievable and give you the incentive to know you are not as far away as possibly I may well think. That’s the initially one,” she mentioned.

“The subsequent one will be the (2020) W Series championship and the superlicense details that arrive with that.”

If anticipations are climbing that Chadwick could in the long run be the initially woman considering that 1976 to race in System Just one, she mentioned that was also a very good factor.

“The sport is keen for a girls to thrive and, when one does, it is really wonderful that I really feel I get that assist from the wider network,” she mentioned.

“There is absolutely a little bit of stress that comes with that but it is really positive stress. It is folks wanting me to do well.”

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris.

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