Chadwick now sets sights on Formula One

Chadwick now sets sights on Formula One
Jamie Chadwick celebrates winning the W Series championship. (Reuters)

London - "I'm under no illusions as to how tough it's going to get," she said after clinching the crown with fourth place in the season's final race.



By Reuters

Published: Mon 12 Aug 2019, 10:55 PM

Last updated: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 12:57 AM

Jamie Chadwick wants to be the first woman in more than four decades to race the men in Formula One but she knows it will take much more than becoming the first champion of the all-female W Series for that dream to come true.
The $500,000 prize that the 21-year-old Briton pocketed for title success at Brands Hatch on Sunday will help only so far.
"I'm under no illusions as to how tough it's going to get," she said after clinching the crown with fourth place in the season's final race.
Financial backing will be the biggest hurdle, despite having a factory contract with Aston Martin in sportscars, just as it is for anyone setting out to climb through the junior series.  
"If you look at all the drivers who've made it into F1, they've all come with significant backing. Whether that's personal or through sponsors or a team, none of them have paid their way scraping the barrel," she said.
"So it's tough, it's the way the sport is, but hopefully this has put me in the best position to make that happen." 
 


More news from Sports