Stable throughout the season, Jamie Chadwick has made history when he became the first racer to win at the W Series 2019 – the same sports car race as Formula 1 for women.
The 21-year-old girl finished fourth in the final leg of the season at Brands Hatch Racecourse, at West Kingsdown (England) on August 11, which was just enough to win the championship and the prize. Price of 500 thousand USD.
The W Series is organized with the goal of promoting women’s participation in speed sports in general, and aiming to soon bring female riders to compete with male colleagues in F1 racing. The most attractive sport on the planet has long been reserved for men only.
Starting in May, the first season of the W Series consists of a total of six races. And the last Brands Hatch is the last one. This is also considered the final race of the whole season when witnessing a two-horse race to the top between the British driver Chadwick and his Dutch rival, Beitske Visser. Before entering the last race at home, Chadwick held the advantage with 98 points after five races, only 13 points ahead of Visser. Therefore, the 21-year-old female racer determined that only being in the top three winners of the Hatch Brands can help her officially become a new champion.
In the end, Powell finished first after finishing 21 laps with a total time of 31 minutes and 24,967 seconds. The second place is Kimilainen and the third place belongs to Visser. Chadwick finished the race in fourth place, with an additional 12 bonus points. Although coming third in this stage, 15 points is still not enough for Visser to stop Chadwick from winning the championship. The girl born in 1998 officially won the trophy with a total of 110 points after six races, 10 points more than the second position of Visser. In third place is Powell with 76 points.
Thus, Chadwick’s success marked a favorable first step in equipping female riders with the necessary skills to be able to compete fairly quickly with male colleagues at the prestigious F1 tournament. There will be a long way to reach this goal, but at least before the new season of the W Series kicks off next year, the league has more or less garnered attention from sports racing and fans. grave world.
The top 12 riders on the 2019 season finals will qualify for the 2020 season. Meanwhile, an expected test race to be held in Spain next month will find out. Highlights of the women’s racing village to complete the list of 20 riders to compete in the W Series 2020.