Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali isn’t expecting a female driver anytime soon, so Williams boss Jost Capito says Jamie Chadwick shouldn’t be happy.
The series has the ambition to welcome one or more female drivers to the grid in the future to move away from the all-male grid which has been in place for a long time, with Lella Lombardi being the latest female driver to start. a grand prize in 1976. .
The female driver currently seen as closest to a Formula 1 breakthrough is two-time W Series champion and Williams development driver Jamie Chadwick, although Domenicali isn’t particularly hopeful about the prospect of a Formula 1 breakthrough. female Formula 1 driver coming soon.
He would predict that this goal will not be achieved in the next five years.
And so, Understoodteam leader and CEO of williamssaid this prediction shouldn’t get along well with Chadwick.
“I haven’t heard that from Stefano and I think Jamie shouldn’t be impressed by that,” Capito told Sky Sports F1. “Because it’s Stefano’s point of view and on what?
“So we work very closely and very well with Jamie, she is part of our academy and from this year since the start of the year we have a real academy program, so we have all our drivers from the The academy who do fitness camps, work together, so that helps Jamie tremendously this year where she’s been with our young guys together to see where the fitness is at.
“She understands where she needs to improve and she receives very specific training. It helps him a lot and gives him a lot more opportunities. But ultimately she has to prove in F3 and F2 that she deserves a place in Formula 1. And if she is ready to do that, then she will have our support.
In addition to those possible routes, Chadwick also has an IndyCar opportunity looming as she is set to test an Indy Lights car at Sebring, scheduled for September 21.
Chadwick looks set to claim a third W Series crown in 2022, having won five of the first six races, but whether she seals the title or not, she has no plans to return to the W Series. after this season.
“Yeah, so it kind of happened over the last few weeks,” Chadwick said of the opportunity when speaking to Sky Sports F1.
“If I win the W Series, even if I don’t, I want the opportunity to keep improving and America seems like a really positive place.
“It’s just a test at the moment, we’re still evaluating the options, but thankfully Andretti came at the right time and I’m really looking forward to it.”
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