Historical MRF Challenge title for Jamie Chadwick
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.
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.