Why Chadwick is taking nothing for granted ahead of W Series return
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Why Chadwick is taking nothing for granted ahead of W Series return

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W Series is back this weekend after a year away. This time it’s supporting F1, and reigning champion Jamie Chadwick is up for the challenge of taking another title - but knows with higher stakes will come even more motivated opposition

Jamie Chadwick took the first season of W Series by storm, and now she's back to bid for another crown. And with an expanded calendar, a support slot alongside Formula 1 in place of its inaugural season on the DTM calendar, and superlicence points up for grabs, there's even more at stake this time around.

The intended second campaign in 2020 bit the dust thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, so it's been a long wait for the all-female series since Chadwick was crowned the inaugural champion at Brands Hatch in mid-August 2019. That will end this weekend with the first of two successive events at the Red Bull Ring, and the reigning title holder is feeling confident, but not complacent.

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