Reigning W Series Champion, Jamie Chadwick, has entered into a long-term partnership with Rodin Cars that begins with entry into the forthcoming Formula Regional European Championship with the renowned Prema Powerteam in 2020.
With 25 super license points on the table, the Formula Regional European Championship is a Formula 3 single seater motor racing championship consisting of 24 races across eight weekends. Prema Powerteam are the reigning champions and one of the most successful teams in Formula 3 and Formula 2 racing, with F1 drivers such as Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly both winning championships with them before moving into F1 seats.
The Championship kicks off August 2nd in Misano and taking in legendary tracks along the way including the Red Bull Ring in Austria, Monza and Imola and finishing December 6th at the Vallelunga track near Rome
Jamie’s entry into this year’s Formula Regional Championship marks the start of this unique collaboration which will see Rodin Cars fully support Jamie’s racing career as she continues to ascend through the junior Formula categories with the goal of helping her to realise her dream of racing in Formula One.
As Jamie continues to develop her skills and expertise in top-level competitive racing, she will be able to transfer those skills on to Rodin’s track in the ongoing development of the single-seater FZED and forthcoming, ground-breaking FZERO track cars.
“I am incredibly grateful to Rodin Cars and David Dicker for this life-changing opportunity and their support in the next chapter of my racing career. I’m so excited to start this journey with them and I hope we can enjoy mutual success together. “I am absolutely elated to be teaming up with Prema Powerteam for the Formula Regional European Championship this year. With such an amazing calendar, what looks to be a very competitive grid, and of course the support of the Prema team, I really cannot wait to get back racing in August,” said Jamie Chadwick.
Jamie recently visited Rodin’s world-class facility in March this year where she tested the exhilarating FZED on the 4.7km private test track in New Zealand. Behind the wheel of the FZED, Jamie provided invaluable technical data and feedback to Rodin engineers by pushing the 186mph, 675bhp single seater racing car to its limits. In the process, Chadwick set the outright lap record while also lapping faster than the benchmark GP2 car.
“The philosophy here at Rodin Cars is to make exceptional cars, which requires an exceptional team behind it. Jamie is an exceptional racing talent. We are taking a long-term view on this in fully supporting her journey as she moves up the ladder towards F1,” said David Dicker, Founder of Rodin Cars.
“We want to see Jamie flourish and hone her abilities as a world-class racing driver in competitive racing on the global stage and she is joining the Rodin family because I believe she has the skills needed to contribute to the development of the forthcoming FZERO – a car that aims to be faster than an F1 car around a track. Her technical knowledge and ability to communicate that back to our designers and engineers is already proven when she visited us in March this year and her contribution will be invaluable as the FZERO project continues to gather momentum, ” added David.
In 2019, Jamie claimed the inaugural W Series title and enjoyed further success driving in a class winning team at the Nurburgring 24 Hour Race in Germany. At the beginning of this year, Jamie raced in Asian F3 at the turn of the year picking up 10 Super License points and a maiden victory in the penultimate race. Prior to this, she claimed the 2015 British GT GT4 title, became a British Formula 3 race winner in 2018, and won the MRF Winter Series in 2018/19 – all historic firsts for a female racing driver.
Alongside Rodin and racing in this year’s Formula Regional Championship, Jamie will continue her roles as Williams F1 Development Driver and Aston Martin Racing Factory GT Driver. She has also been nominated for countless awards including a nomination for the highly coveted Aston Martin BRDC Autosport Young Driver of the Year Award.
Photographs by Rodin Cars.