Jamie Chadwick is busy setting groundbreaking records when it comes to women’s motor racing. She became the youngest driver and first-ever female to win British GT title at only 16 and now, at just 21, she already has accomplishments under her star-studded belt that sportspeople twice her age would be proud of, most recently as winner of the W series European Championship.
Jamie started her motorsports career in kart racing at the age of 11, following her brother Oliver into the sport. She broke into motor racing in 2013 when she turned down a trial with the England under-18 hockey team to compete at the Ginetta Junior scholarship weekend. Since then she’s never looked back is racking up the accolades!
She commens; ‘There’s no reason why women can’t make it in our sport and for that matter in any sport. If you’ve got a goal or something you want to achieve unless there’s something really obvious as to why you can’t do it, I don’t see why anything should stop you. Motor sport is like that. I’ve had amazing experiences in the field and I’d recommend it to anyone coming through.’
She’s young, female and freshening things up in an industry dominated by older men: strap in and put your foot down if you want to keep up with the marvellous Ms Chadwick.