Jamie Chadwick joins Extreme E

The W Series champion will race for the Veloce Racing team, owned by Adrian Newey and Jean-Eric Vergne.

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Little by little the protagonists of the Extreme E, the category of electric SUV that will be presented in remote places on the planet, including Land of Fire. Now it is the turn of the English Jamie Chadwick, who will be the female representative of the Veloce Racing property of Adrian Newey y Jean-Eric Vergne.

Chadwick achieved worldwide recognition as the first champion of the W Series, a category of monoposts exclusively for women. That title allowed her to be hired by the team Williams de F1 to be a development pilot.

Jamie Chadwick“I am proud to drive for Veloce Racing in a championship as revolutionary as Extreme E! I have been involved with Veloce for a long time and they are like family to me, so I am incredibly honored to be their female driver in what is such an exciting and important racing series. "Jamie explained.

“Climate change is something that affects us all, so I really want to start doing my part to combat it. I can safely say that testing the car was one of the best and most fun experiences I have had in my career so far. ", Agregó.

The Spanish Alexander Agag, responsible for Extreme E, welcomed the 22-year-old. "She is an incredibly successful young woman and I am sure she will adapt quickly to off-road racing." he claimed.

The pioneering series of E-SUVs will mark an entirely new challenge for Chadwick, as it will represent his competitive off-road debut. In preparation, he spent last week driving the ODYSSEY 21 in Fontjoncouse, in the south of France. In addition, next month he will also accumulate kilometers during a group test at the MotorLand in Aragón, Spain.

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