Williams Racing has retained the services of Jamie Chadwick in a developmental role for the 2021 F1 season.

Having joined Williams in 2019, Chadwick remained part of the F1 team in 2020 and will continue to do so in 2021 in a developmental capacity. The 22-year-old will have an increased run in the simulator, alongside media and marketing work.

There are no plans as yet for any F1 test run, though, as Chadwick is to defend her W Series title in a bid to earn superlicense points. She is also to compete for Veloce Racing in Extreme E, in what will be a busy programme all-through the 2021 season.

“I have absolutely loved my time with Williams so far and could not be more delighted to continue working with the team in my role as Development Driver,” said Chadwick. “I feel I am improving as a driver all the time, and my time spent in the simulator this coming season will prove to be invaluable.

“I look forward to fully immersing myself at Williams once again this year.” Chadwick is the fourth driver to be retained by the Grove-based F1 team after their regulars George Russell & Nicholas Latifi and Roy Nissany, who will get to drive the FW34B in selected sessions.

“We are delighted that Jamie will continue as a Development Driver for the team,” said Simon Roberts. “Not only is she a great female ambassador for the sport and plays an integral part in promoting women in motorsport, her work in the simulator and behind the scenes at Grove is hugely valuable.

“Jamie’s determination and drive to do more, as well as push the boundaries, is something we admire at Williams and we are all looking forward to the year ahead with Jamie as part of the team.” The team is to launch its 2021 car and livery on March 5.

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