From Miami to Barcelona, Jenner Racing has made its mark with their new recruit and two-time W Series titleholder, Jamie Chadwick continuing her winning streak.
In the third race of the season, the 24-year-old hit a grand slam on her birthday weekend at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – securing not only pole position during qualifying but also the fastest lap and race win.
The British born driver has continued a winning streak from the end of last season, meaning she has won the last five races in the series.
“It was a tough race actually,” Chadwick said.
“I tried to manage the tyres the whole way and at the end, it got a little bit nervy but managed to pull it off.
“Five out of five, couldn’t be much happier.”
It was an all-British podium consisting of Jamie Chadwick, Abbi Pulling, and Alice Powell after the trio battled it out at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Chadwick pulling it off by a mere 0.526 seconds ahead of Pulling.
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As the lights went out, it was a push for the lead between the three Brits with Chadwick holding her own through the first lap – leading the pack from start to finish.
Abbi Pulling made a move on her mentor and flatmate Alice Powell in the opening laps of the race to hold second position.
Pulling managed to also win driver of the day after managing a mega-race in Barcelona.
With seven minutes to go in the race, Spain’s Marta Garcia closed in on the Dutchwoman, Beitske Visser battling it out for P5. Visser withstood the pressure from Garcia holding P5 until the end.
Garcia ultimately finished P6 in her home race, with fellow Spaniards Belen Garcia and Nerea Marti finishing P7 and P8 respectively.
There was a tough battle for the final points position of the race between the other British drivers in the series, Sarah Moore and Jessica Hawkins.
The pair scraped it out, but Hawkins conceded after being overtaken by the Scuderia W driver.
After a poor start merely missing the gravel resulting in losing places, USA’s Chloe Chambers went off the track into turn nine on the last lap, taking her out of the race with a DNF.
Chadwick now has maximum points winning all three races this season despite Pulling getting close in the final lap.
After Round 2, Chadwick cemented herself in first position in the driver standings as she holds a 37-point lead over her rival.
Can Jamie Chadwick continue her winning streak? W Series returns to Silverstone July 1 for Round 3 of the all-female series.
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What is the W-Series?
The W Series is an all-female motorsport competition that plays a support role to Formula One this season.
The series began in 2019 as a junior, single-seat, all-female race using the Formula Three style car, the Tatuus F3 T318.
The inaugural season consisted of six races as support to DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) Races in Europe.
The series was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 but grew in 2021 as the support series to the ultimate motor sporting competition, Formula One.
The 2022 season consists of eight races and 10 drivers and a 30-minute race rather than a set number of laps.
The format of the race weekend is slightly different to that of Formula One with practice and qualifying on a Friday and the race taking place on Saturday – there are also no mandatory pit-stops unlike the series counterpart.
The overall goal of this series is to provide better opportunities for women in Motorsport which have been limited up until this point worldwide.
Former W Series driver and the only Australian to have taken part in the competition, Caitlin Wood, explained that the W Series is a small step to an equivalent to a male’s race such as the Formula One.
“Having that representation there is really important, I didn’t really have any representation of any women that I knew racing in Europe [growing up], so I didn’t know it was possible,” she said.
The W Series believes it will inspire young girls to go karting and bring more women into the grassroots of the sport.
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