Historical MRF Challenge title for Jamie Chadwick

  • Jamie Chadwick, MRF Challenge
  • Jamie Chadwick champion
  • Jamie Chadwick champion

The 20-year-old British girl Jamie Chadwick became the first female racer to clinch the MRF Challenge title and one of the rare female drivers to win a title in some of the single-seater competitions worldwide.

For many years, since 2013, the Asia-based MRF Challenge is a competition that is gathering young racers from all over the world during the off-season in other major single-seater championships. In the previous two seasons (2017, 2018), Jamie raced in the British F3 Championship and now she showed all of her talents against male racers in three-round MRF Challenge that took place at Dubai (November), Bahrain (December) and Chennai, India.

Jamie Chadwick won the title after she scored six wins in 15 races, collecting 280 points, 37 points more than Frenchman Max Defourny. Patrick Pasma from Finland finished third with 186 points.

Jamie Chadwick MRF Challenge

Jamie Chadwick’s victorious #55 car

Chadwick came to a five-race finale with an 18-point deficit behind  Max Defourny but quickly overturned that with a fifth-place finish and one victory on Saturday. Two more wins followed in Sunday and Chadwick took the championship title, her second in a career. Previously, in 2015, she was a champion in the GT4 class of the British GT Championship with Beechdean AMR’s Aston Martin Vantage.

The next challenge in Jamie’s career would be the W Series. She was chosen among 28 drivers for the second round of the selection process for the inaugural season of the female-only single-seater championship.