Jamie Chad­wick makes FF1600 de­but

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BRDC BRI­TISH FOR­MULA 3 RACER JAMIE Chad­wick says she be­lieves all driv­ers should com­pete in For­mula Ford 1600 at some stage in their ca­reer, hav­ing taken part in the Walter Hayes Tro­phy last week­end.

The 19-year-old com­peted in a Gra­ham Brun­ton Rac­ing Ray GR15 at Sil­ver­stone af­ter agree­ing a deal only days be­fore the event.

“It’s al­ways been in the back of my mind [to do it], I said on so­cial me­dia I wanted to do it and then Jonny Adam, my old driv­ing coach, put me in touch with

Gra­ham Brun­ton,” she said. “I’ve said so many times that the first test ses­sion was some of the most fun I’ve had all year.

“It’s just a re­ally great event, I’m go­ing to have to en­cour­age some of the other Bri­tish F3 driv­ers to do it.

“I thought it would be hard, I came in ex­pect­ing to get my back­side kicked.

“A lot of the driv­ers I have raced against com­peted in FF1600 dur­ing the early stages of their rac­ing ca­reers.”

Af­ter fin­ish­ing third in her heat Chad­wick claimed 12th in one of the semi-fi­nals and qual­i­fied 23rd for the fi­nal.

A prob­lem with the en­gine on the grid meant she was forced to start from the pit­lane and fin­ished 25th and last af­ter strug­gling with me­chan­i­cal is­sues.

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