W Sequence legend Jamie Chadwick joins hosts Dave Vitty and fellow racing driver Jason Plato on this week’s award-winning podcast Fuelling Round to debate her profession to this point, her dream of constructing it to Formulation One, and a cellphone name from a member of the Jenner household.
Chadwick, is a three-time W Sequence champion and likewise holds the report for probably the most wins, podiums, pole positions and factors within the competitors’s historical past. She can be a growth driver for Formulation One workforce Williams, and competes within the Indy NXT for Andretti Autosport.
The 24-year-old discusses her love for motorsport, how she began, and the way she needed to compete with males throughout her early profession.
Jamie Chadwick discusses girls’s entry into motorsport
Chadwick additionally delves into incomes her place on advantage, however emphasises how essential it’s to provide girls an opportunity to compete in motorsport. “I positively suppose there are issues we are able to do inside the sport, with out it being I assume reverse discrimination, or regardless of the time period is,” Chadwick says.
“I strongly consider the W Sequence has been fairly good in bridging that hole, as a result of the best way I have a look at W Sequence is, sure we would like extra ladies beginning at go karting ranges and beginning at grassroots, however W Sequence is bridging that have hole with the women which can be presently already concerned within the sport.
“The ladies like me that began comparatively late didn’t essentially have the proper trajectory by the game of doing the steps I wanted to do perhaps earlier on, nevertheless it’s serving to me get that have.
“It’s funding that and with that it’s giving constructive function fashions to younger ladies it. That’s not simply drivers, that’s mechanics too, my mechanic this 12 months, she was my quantity two mechanic, however my primary mechanic taught her quite a bit and let her nearly be my primary, and has now acquired a job at Alpine.
“So it’s the chance and bridging that have hole goes to assist in the long run and in the end, sure it’s only a numbers sport, however the extra ladies which can be concerned usually within the sport, the extra culturally it can start to alter and the extra inviting it will likely be for younger ladies coming by.”
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