Recently, Stefano Domenicali said that there will be no women in F1 in the next five years, given the current promotion formulas. Reigning two-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick isn’t worried about the F1 CEO’s statement.
« I don’t really mind to be honest » Chadwick said. « It’s a motivation more than anything. My goal is definitely to try and get there in the next five years. »
« There are a lot of things I need to accomplish in that time frame, but my goal is to try to get through the right promotion formulas and be successful to be in F1 within five years. »
This week, the Briton did a test for Andretti Autosport in Indy Lights, which could lead to a program in the antechamber of IndyCar. According to her, this would be the best way to advance her career.
« I felt comfortable with the car. The bottom line is that with the long races and the amount of testing there is in Indy Lights, it could put me in a really good position there. next year to take another step, having had that extra time to develop both physically and as a driver. »
Catherine Bond Muir, the CEO of the W Series, regrets that Chadwick did not have more chances to prove herself, either before the W Series or after being crowned in the all-women’s championship.
« Jamie didn’t have enough time in a car because historically the money never went to the girls » regrets Bond Muir. « It’s changing but it’s happening slowly, because the structure of motorsport has to change and people’s views and opinions have to change. »