Williams Racing development driver and W series driver Jamie Chadwick will become the first female in 13 years to compete full-time in the INDY NXT in 2023 by Firestone Series with Andretti Autosport.
The three-time W Series Champion will take part in the 14-race season in the United States which includes three double-header events. This is a continuation of her meteoric rise in racing which has seen her compete on par with her male rivals, becoming the first woman to win a race at F3 at Brands Hatch in 2018 when just 20.
The Williams Academy driver recently claimed her third W Series title in 2022 after a dominant season winning five out of seven races and finishing 50 points ahead of the nearest competitor.
She has developed a strong professional rivalry with fellow F3 driver and Oxford born Alice Powell.
“I’m really happy to be stepping up into INDY NXT next year. It’s a great opportunity for me to be able to get a lot of seat time and continue my development. Racing for a team like Andretti is going to be an amazing experience and I’m really looking forward to racing in the United States. A massive thank you to Williams for the support they’ve given me on my journey since joining the Academy in 2019.”
Sven Smeets, Sporting Director, Williams Racing:
“We’re very excited to see Jamie embark on a new chapter in INDY NXT. Throughout this year Jamie displayed an incredible level of skill and determination to claim her third W Series title. We look forward to supporting Jamie with her challenge stateside.”
Who is Jamie Chadwick?
24 year old Jamie Chadwick is a British racing driver who races in the W Series, winning the inaugural season in 2019, and following up for the title in 2021 and 2022.
This success means Chadwick holds the records for the most wins, podiums, pole positions and points in the W Series.