After being nominated for the prestigious Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award in early August, Jamie Chadwick has now been revealed as one of the four finalists.
The Williams Racing Academy driver and two-time W Series champion has been selected alongside F3’s Ollie Bearman, GB3 championship leader Luke Browning and Indy Pro 2000 champion Louis Foster.
Jamie, who has enjoyed a near faultless 2022 campaign and could clinch her third W Series title at the upcoming race in Singapore, was understandably delighted with the news, saying: “I wasn’t expecting this.
“It’s something all the drivers hope for and if you’ve had a good year you know there’s a chance, but it’s so hard to know because of all the good drivers out there.”
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The four finalists will take part in a series of fitness and simulator elements before a gruelling two-day test at Silverstone to determine the winner.
While this may be nothing new for Jamie after making the shortlist in 2019, our young Brit feels better placed to tackle the challenge after her experience with the Williams Academy: “It’s an honour to be nominated for such a prestigious Award.
“I’ve developed a lot since I was last nominated, and thanks to my role within the Williams Academy, I feel well prepared to give it my best shot this year.
“It’ll be an intense few days but I’m excited for the opportunity!”
Jamie’s W Series career so far has been nothing short of dominant, picking up 20 wins, 18 podiums, 412 points and two titles.
She’ll be looking to seal a hat-trick of championships in Singapore in a couple of weeks’ time.
The 24-year-old will also be looking to emulate Williams Driver Academy colleague Zak O’Sullivan who won the 2021 Autosport BRDC Young Driver award, as well as join a long list of previous winners that include Williams alumni George Russell and David Coulthard, plus current Brand Ambassador Jenson Button.
The winner, set to be announced in early December, will be rewarded with prizes which include a test in F1 machinery, a £200,000 cheque, full British Racing Drivers’ Club membership and a racing helmet.
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