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Jamie Chadwick earns points toward Formula One goal

LONDON — W Sequence champion Jamie Chadwick is environment her sights on a dream state of affairs of driving a Formulation One particular car or truck right before the conclude of the yr now she has secured valuable superlicense points in Asia.

The 21-yr-outdated Briton, winner of the inaugural all-feminine sequence last yr, concluded fourth in the Asian F3 championship at the weekend to lender ten points in direction of the forty necessary to race in F1.

With fifteen far more up for grabs in W Sequence this yr, Chadwick could achieve the 25 necessary to get element in Friday practice right before Formulation One’s Abu Dhabi time-ender.

Presently a development driver for the Williams workforce, with simulator obligations, Chadwick feels she is finding closer to keep track of action.

“Ideally if I can get the superlicense (points) then FP1 (initially practice) or a exam drive is not a thing far too significantly to ask for,” she instructed Reuters. “If it all goes beautifully. I really do not want to jinx it however.

“I assume that would be the top purpose. It would be an incredible detail to be in a position to tick that off this yr relatively than getting to wait around yet another yr.”

Chadwick will be driving a Jaguar all-electrical Formulation E car or truck at a exam in Marrakesh on Sunday, the working day right after that sequence races in Morocco, and that could also lead to future chances.

She also examined with the NIO workforce last yr.

“I’m definitely fired up about Formulation E,” she claimed.

“There is world course drivers in it, world course teams and I assume it is an possibility to get myself exposed on that amount and hopefully showcase what I’m capable of accomplishing in a thing like that.”

Chadwick claimed the Asian F3 achievements had been “a significant bonus”, with a race acquire and podiums fantastic for self confidence and also proving, to any person who doubted, that she could blend it with the guys.

“I did experience like I represented the W Sequence and gave them justice,” she claimed. “By the conclude I felt like I was racing as effectively as in the W Sequence and if any of the other ladies had been in that championship they would have been up there as effectively.”

Previous yr, commenting on the Williams purpose, she had claimed Formulation One particular felt further away the far more she realised how significantly she had to find out but Asian F3 had redrawn the boundaries.

“Often you want individuals very little golden carrots to make it appear to be achievable and give you the incentive to know you’re not as much away as it’s possible I could possibly assume. That is the initially a single,” she claimed.

“The next a single will be the (2020) W Sequence championship and the superlicense points that arrive with that.”

If expectations are mounting that Chadwick could ultimately be the initially girl since 1976 to race in Formulation One particular, she claimed that was also a fantastic detail.

“The sport is keen for a women of all ages to realize success and, when a single does, it is pretty pleasant that I experience I get that assistance from the broader network,” she claimed.

“There is undoubtedly a bit of strain that arrives with that but it is really good strain. It is men and women wanting me to do effectively.”

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, enhancing by Ken Ferris.

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