Jamie Chadwick makes FF1600 debut
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.