Chadwick to go off-road with Veloce in Extreme E
SportJamie Chadwick, the first winner of the all-female W Series, will race off-road next year after being announced on Wednesday as a driver for the Veloce Extreme E team.FILE PHOTO: Motorsport - W Series - Norisring - Nuremberg, Germany - July 6, 2019. Britain's Jamie Chadwick before the race. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
25 Nov 2020 04:25PMShare this contentBookmarkLONDON: Jamie Chadwick, the first winner of the all-female W Series, will race off-road next year after being announced on Wednesday as a driver for the Veloce Extreme E team.The new five-race all-electric series is due to start in Saudi Arabia in March, with further rounds in Senegal, Greenland, Brazil and Argentina. Each competing team must enter a male and female driver.
AdvertisementAdvertisement"Testing the car was one of the best and most fun experiences I have had in my career so far," said Chadwick, who has also served as a Williams Formula One development driver and has yet to confirm her other plans for 2021. headtopics.com
Veloce Racing team manager Ian Davies said the 22-year-old's record spoke for itself."Having won titles in both sportscars and single-seaters, there is no reason at all why she shouldn’t transfer those skills and win in Extreme E," he said.
"Jamie would be the first to acknowledge that off-road driving is completely new to her, but she is a fast learner," he added.AdvertisementAdvertisementExtreme E aims to highlight climate change and promote sustainability with races in some of the world's most remote and harsh environments that are already suffering from global warming and pollution.
Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and former team mate Nico Rosberg have both entered teams, although neither will be behind the wheel.Other teams are the U.S.-based Andretti United and Chip Ganassi Racing.(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Peter Rutherford)Read more: CNA »