Britain’s Jamie Chadwick wins historic 2019 W Series Championship

Britain’s Jamie Chadwick wins historic 2019 W Series Championship

The 21-year-old takes a 13-point lead into Sunday's Brands Hatch finale but her ambitions stretch far beyond claiming the inaugural title of the women-only eventJamie Chadwick is, at 21, quick, compelling to watch and no stranger to winning.

FIA Superlicense points - 40 of which are required to race in F1 - will be up for grabs next season as W Series expands, but Chadwick revealed she may not defend her title in 2020.

The multiple championship victor has been signed as a development driver for the Williams team, and she hopes to make it into Formula One.

Visser had needed to win to have any real chance, unless Chadwick failed to finish, and although she overtook the Briton for third in the closing stages she had to settle for overall runner-up and a $250,000 (207,744.72 pounds) payout.

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

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"I was relatively unknown coming into the season and now I think the leg up it has given me has been huge".

"Every race, every championship you go into you want to win, but this one especially in its first year and for everything it's managed to generate for me". For Chadwick, though, this is just a step towards her ultimate goal. "Whether that's personal or through sponsors or a team, none of them have paid their way scraping the barrel", she said. I think that might have caught Emma out and thus enabled me to take the win - which is just wonderful.

To get to Formula One, drivers need a super license that requires 40 points acquired in junior series with a national F3 championship worth 10.

"I suspected that W Series had the potential to be something big, but I never expected it to be this big". Next year, the W Series victor will also get points.

"I've never felt attention from the spectators as much as I did today, and that really is a credit to W Series". At turn two, Chadwick uncharacteristically dropped to third as Powell slipped through the gap to take the lead and Kimilainen followed into second.

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