Posted on Feb 19th, 2018
Busy Year Ahead for the 19 year old F3 and GT Racer as She Also Eyes the US
Monday, 19 February 2018, Jamie Chadwick signs with Douglas Motorsport to compete in the prestigious 2018 BRDC British Formula 3 (BF3) single-seater race series.
In 2017 Chadwick made the career transition from GTs to single-seaters, in BF3, with Double R Racing, finishing a credible 9th in her first year, including a podium at Rockingham.
After putting pen to paper with Douglas Motorsport, and with a season’s experience behind her, Chadwick will now focus on her preparation for the BF3 season opener at Oulton Park in March.
Commenting on the announcement, Chadwick said,
“It was always my wish to complete a second year in British F3, and I am delighted to be teaming up with Douglas for this year’s campaign. I have a great Team behind me, so I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running at Oulton Park and starting our Title attack. ”
Wayne Douglas, Team Principal at Douglas Motorsport added,
“After following Jamie’s progress through the junior formulas including winning a British Championship it is a pleasure to have her join the Team. This week we start an intensive test programme and intend to be fully up to speed and running at the front for the first round a Oulton Park.”
In addition to BF3, Chadwick recently completed a successful test with Team Benik in a USF2000 car, at Miami Homestead Speedway, and is planning to compete in some US race events in 2018, with a view to more Stateside racing in 2019 .
To maintain her versatility, Chadwick is also hoping to return to the Nurburgring to compete in several VLN endurance races, some classic events, and a season finale in the Walter Hayes Formula Ford Festival at Silverstone in November.
Talking about other racing opportunities this year, Chadwick commented,
“I tested in the US in January, which I really enjoyed, and it is a serious consideration for the future, which we plan to explore more closely this year.
GTs remain close to my heart, so I’m keen to keep my Nordschleife permit current. Some classic events have also been discussed, and, having enjoyed racing the Formula Ford in last year’s Walter Hayes Trophy, a return to Silverstone this Autumn will be a great end to the season.”