Jamie Chadwick is born on 20 May 1998 as Jamie Laura Chadwick. She is a British female racing driver currently competing in the F3 Asian Series and the W Series. She won the inaugural W Series championship in 2019 and joined Williams Grand Prix Engineering as a development driver in the same year.
Jamie Chadwick is born in Bath, before growing up in the Isle of Man. Jamie Chadwick followed her education at Cheltenham College, a co-educational boarding and day independent school in the spa town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. Jamie Chadwick currently lives in London.
Jamie Chadwick started her motorsport career at age 11. She followed the same path as her brother and started karting. She really got into car racing in 2013 when she competed at the Ginetta Junior Scholarship weekend. Jamie Chadwick triumphed and won the scholarship. After this, she raced alongside her brother for the JHR Developments team. She finished 10th that season. In the 2014 season, she took 5 podium finishes and ended on the 8th place overall in the championship
In March 2015, Jamie Chadwick was announced as one of the drivers for Beechdean Motorsport in the 2015 British GT Championship, competing in the GT4 class. Chadwick and her co-driver, Ross Gunn, took two wins and five podiums during the season in their Aston Martin V8 Vantage, including a win in the Silverstone 24-Hour race. This made Jamie Chadwick the first female and youngest-ever champion of the British GT Championship.
Going into 2016, Jamie Chadwick stayed in British GT Championship, driving in the GT4 Pro class with Generation AMR SuperRacing for the first, second and sixth rounds., before returning to Beechdean Motorsport to race in the pro-am class with Paul Hollywood for the final three races of the season. Chadwick ultimately finished fifteenth in the championship. Jamie Chadwick also competed in race 9 of the 2016 VLN season, driving the Nexcel AMR Aston Martin GT8 and finishing third in the SP8 class.
Then Jamie Chadwick moved into single-seater racing in 2017, joining Double R Racing to compete in the 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship. She achieved her first and only podium of the season with a third-place finish at Rockingham in the fifth round of the championship, ultimately finishing ninth overall for the season. For the 2018 season, Chadwick remained in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, moving to Douglas Motorsport. In August, she became the first-ever woman to win a British F3 race by claiming victory in the second race at Brands Hatch, and finished the season in eighth place.
Jamie Chadwick also entered the 2018 24 Hours of Nürburgring, driving the Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT4 in the SP8 class alongside Jonathan Adam, Alex Lynn, and Pete Cate. The team finished fifth in class and sixty-third overall.
Then Jamie Chadwick proceeded to sign on for the 2018-19 MRF Challenge season in November 2018 and topped both initial practice sessions. Jamie Chadwick had success in the early rounds of the championship, finishing second in three of the five races in the opening weekend in Dubai. She followed this up with wins in six of the remaining ten races at Bahrain and Chennai to take the title.
In March 2019, Chadwick was announced as one of the entrants for the inaugural season of the W Series and followed this by participating in the opening three races of the 2019 F3 Asian Championship. Jamie Chadwick was also announced as an official junior driver for Aston Martin Racing, extending an existing unofficial relationship that dated back to 2014. At the first W Series race at Hockenheim, Chadwick put in a dominant performance, leading both practice sessions and qualifying on pole. Despite briefly giving up the race lead to Alice Powell, Chadwick came from behind to take the first win in W Series history. Two weeks later at Zolder, Jamie Chadwick again started on pole, however, she lost the lead to Beitske Visser from the start, and had to fight off Powell after locking up and running wide later in the race, ultimately holding onto second place.
Two days after the race in Zolder, Chadwick became the second driver to join the Williams Driver Academy, signing on as a development driver for the team. In the next W Series race at Misano the following month, Chadwick qualified second behind Fabienne Wohlwend, but passed her on the start and held off pressure from Visser to take her second W Series win. Jamie Chadwick then finished in third place behind Marta García and Visser at Norisring, after a long battle with the latter that saw her lose second place on the start and make a late lunge in an attempt to regain the place towards the end of the race.
At Assen, Jamie Chadwick started and finished in third after again holding off late pressure from Visser. In the non-championship reverse grid race the following day, Chadwick fought through the field to finish eighth after starting from the back of the grid. Jamie Chadwick then entered the 2019 24 Hours of Nürburgring with Aston Martin, racing alongside Alex Brundle and Peter Cate in the Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4, finishing first in the SP8 class and twenty-seventh overall. Jamie Chadwick entered the W Series championship decider at Brands Hatch with a 13 point lead on second-placed Visser, and proceeded to start on pole for the third time. Despite defending the lead initially, she lacked race pace and lost positions to Powell, Emma Kimiläinen and finally Visser, however, her eventual fourth-place finish was enough to hold off Visser and win the inaugural W Series title.
In September, Chadwick joined Double R Racing to test drive their Euroformula Open car in Silverstone, with a view to a competitive drive in the series in the future. The following week, Chadwick was announced as one of the competing drivers in the inaugural series of Extreme E in 2021.