Three seasons and three championship titles is a racing record very few drivers will attain. Nevertheless, Jamie Chadwick now boasts a CV that contains just that after confirmation of her third W Series triumph in 2022, a championship-winning season to go with her 2019 and 2021 successes.
Jamie's journey to being a three-time champion is remarkable and one interwoven with her Williams Racing career. Her unmatched W Series tally of wins, podiums, pole positions, and, of course, championships have catapulted our 24-year-old racer to be a distinguished name in the motorsport world.
Jamie's level of control during 2022 in W Series cemented her status as the championship's racing authority. Five successive wins, including a double at the curtain-raiser event in Miami with a track brand new to all, have led her to a mammoth lead in the standings.
Jamie built up a 50-point margin over her nearest rival, 2019's vice-champion Beitske Visser, in just seven rounds, which is a testament to our development driver's consistency. In fact, Jamie was in a position heading into Singapore where the title could have been won on track with four races to go, highlighting the incredible level she's achieved in 2022.
That's not to say Jamie's any stranger to maintaining unparalleled performances. Our relationship together began at the start of her W Series career in May 2019, following early success in the then-all-new championship's opening two rounds. Aptly, Jamie's next step following the announcement of our partnership was to win the third round of the season in Misano.
Working together with access to Williams' state-of-the-art facilities in our Grove HQ, Jamie brought home the title on home soil in a thrilling Brands Hatch finale. In an ironic twist of fate, Jamie won her 2019 championship in the sole race where she did not feature on the podium. Something she curiously repeated in 2022 after her only non-finish in three years cemented her crown.
A heavily-delayed championship defence due to the Covid-19 pandemic began with a rocky start in 2021. W Series joined Formula One for the Austrian double-header event, and an early-race incident in which Jamie was an innocent party had her fall to the tail-end of the grid. However, a spirited fight through the order followed.
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Jamie demonstrated that a year without W Series hadn't slowed her down by overtaking 10 cars in the 30-minute race before sweeping to victory at the same track one week later. From that point on, Jamie took silverware at every single W Series race until Singapore this month, an astonishing run of 13 consecutive top-three finishes.
Those podium trips netted her P1 in 2021, too – a championship that hung in the balance as compatriot Alice Powell matched Jamie's points tally heading into the final round. However, a brace of COTA Chadwick victories within 24 hours ensured a second championship would be hers.
Jamie's 2022 title win comes after the sad news that W Series will not race in Austin and Mexico City as originally planned. The all-female championship has played a vital role in providing its drivers with a platform to showcase their talent on an international stage.
Ever the trailblazer, Jamie was the first W Series racer to partner with a Formula One team, something Abbi Pulling, Alice Powell, and Jessica Hawkins have followed suit with in subsequent years. 2022 may be Jamie's third championship success, but we know she's just getting started.
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