Jamie Chadwick completed her first test with ABB FIA Formula E test with NIO at the Ad-Diriyah street circuit on Sunday 16th December, following the season-opening race in Saudi Arabia.
Alongside the team’s race drivers Oliver Turvey and Tom Dillmann, who finished 13th and 14th respectively in Saturday’s e-Prix, rising female British star Chadwick made her track debut and all three combined to deliver some strong development work for NIO.
Turvey was first on track in bright and dry conditions, focusing initially on general set-up work, before Chadwick and Dillmann took to the circuit. Turvey and Dillmann shared the former’s No.16 NIO 004 Gen-2 car with Chadwick running in the No.8 chassis.
Jamie Chadwick, Test Driver, NIO Formula E Team:
“It was a fantastic experience. To be here at such an event, having spent the week here with the team, was great preparation and I have been itching to get out in the car. This is my first time on a street circuit and driving the Gen 2 car, and I loved every minute of it. I made improvements during the session and I would have liked a few more laps to be honest. I would like to say a huge thank you to Gérry [Hughes] and the team at NIO for giving me this opportunity, it goes without saying that I would love to be back behind the wheel.”
Gérry Hughes, Team Principal, NIO Formula E Team:
“We ran both cars today with Jamie in the No.8 and Oliver and Tom sharing the No.16. Jamie’s start to the test was delayed due to an issue with the car which we had to resolve before she was able to go out. She has made great progress throughout the day having completed in excess of 40 laps in what was her first time in the Gen 2 car and on a street circuit. She acclimatised herself well during a shortened programme accruing important mileage behind the wheel.”