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Jamie Chadwick Biography

Jamie Chadwick Biography

Jamie Laura Chadwick is a British female racing driver, best known for becoming the first-ever female and youngest winner of the British GT Championship in 2015, where she drove an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 car alongside her teammate Ross Gunn for Beechdean Motorsport (formerly Beechdean Mansell Motorsport). She also competed in the Ginetta Junior Championship for two seasons. She finished 10th overall in the championship standings in 2013 and 8th overall in 2014. In August 2018, Chadwick became the first female driver in history to win a BRDC British Formula 3 Championship race at Brands Hatch. In February 2019, she became the first woman to win the MRF Challenge championship and in August she won the first W-Series championship.

Jamie Chadwick Age

She is 21 years old.

Jamie Chadwick Parents, Family

Jamie Chadwick Education

Chadwick was educated at Cheltenham College, a co-educational boarding and day independent school in the spa town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.

Jamie Chadwick Career

Jamie Chadwick started her motorsports career in kart racing at the age of 11, following her brother Oliver into the sport. She broke into car racing in 2013 when she turned down a trial with the England under-18 hockey team to compete at the Ginetta Junior scholarship weekend, where she triumphed to win a scholarship for the 2013 Ginetta Junior Championship season. She remained in the series for 2014, taking five podium finishes during the year to finish eighth overall in the championship.

In 2015, Chadwick won the British GT Championship in the GT4 class with Beechdean Motorsport, partnering with Ross Gunn in their Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The pair took two wins during the season, including the Silverstone Dunlop Britcar 24 Hour race, making Jamie Chadwick the youngest winner of a 24-hour race.

Going into 2016, Chadwick stayed in British GT Championship GT4 pro class with Generation AMR Racing in the #44 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 and also within the same season with Beechdean Motorsport in the #408 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4. Overall finishing 13th overall in the ddriver’s championship.

Chadwick also competed in The VLN, properly the Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring in 2016 and finished 38th overall and 3rd in SP8 class racing the Aston Martin Test Centre GT8.

She moved into single-seaters for 2017. Competing in BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with Double R Racing ending the year 9th in the championship and getting her first podium at Rockingham Motor Speedway finishing 3rd.

Chadwick entered the 2018 24 Hours of Nürburgring, Driving the Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT4 in the SP8 class, Alongside her teammates of Jonathan Adam, Alex Lynn and Pete Cate finishing 5th in class and 63rd overall.

For the 2018 season, she moved to Douglas Motorsport in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship. In August, she became the first woman in history to win a BRDC British Formula 3 Championship race in round two of the 3 round event and/or round 17 at Brands Hatch adding to a 3rd place podium finish at Oulton Park in Race 2 of the opening round of the 2018 season. She finished 8th overall in the Formula 3 championship standings.

During the 2018–19 MRF Challenge season, Chadwick took a handful of victories and podiums, with an end result of winning the Championship and also being the only female to have won races in the MRF Challenge.

In 2019, she was one of five Britons named as drivers in the inaugural W Series, which she went on to win. She would also be announced as a development driver for the Williams Formula One team.

Jamie Chadwick W Series Champion

Jamie Chadwick clung on to become the first-ever W Series champion after a nail-biting final race at Brands Hatch.

The Briton failed to secure the podium finish she needed to guarantee the title, slipping from the lead to finish fourth – the only time in the six-race season she has finished outside the top three.

But the 21-year-old from Bath won the championship and £415,000 top prize as title rival Beitske Visser could only cross the line in third.

‘It’s a mix of emotions,’ said Chadwick. ‘I can’t really take it all in.

‘I definitely didn’t make that easy for myself – that was the worst 30 minutes of my life followed by the best 30 minutes.’

With Visser third, Chadwick had to finish in the top 10 to secure the title and she nursed her car home to win the inaugural season of the all-female series by 10 points.

‘I found myself having a bit of wheel-banging,’ said Chadwick. ‘I made a mistake and Beitske got past. After that I just wanted to bring the car home.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • British racing driver Jamie Chadwick won the inaugural W Series on Sunday 
  • Chadwick claimed £415,000 top prize after the nail-biting final race at Brands Hatch
  • She came fourth but Beitske Visser handed her the title after crossing line third
  • ‘I definitely didn’t make that easy for myself – that was the worst 30 minutes of my life followed by the best 30 minutes.’ Chadwick said after claiming the title