W Series champion Jamie Chadwick insists she does not want to be handed a Formula 1 seat based on her gender, and is hoping to achieve her “ultimate goal” of breaking into F1 on merit.
This year saw the inaugural W Series take place, with 20 female drivers competing over six races to win the first-ever championship title. At the last race of the campaign at Brands Hatch, Chadwick finished fourth and subsequently gained enough points to be crowned champion.
The W Series was established to provide the opportunity for female drivers to shine in a sport which is traditionally male-dominated.
“It [making it to F1] would be unbelievable. It’s the ultimate goal. It’s every young driver’s dream,” she told talkSPORT.
“[Working with Williams] has been unbelievable for me,” she added.
“Now I’ve done the job that I needed to this year by securing the W Series Championship, I’m hoping that I can go to them with a bit more of an argument to do some more stuff for them next year.”
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