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Jamie Chadwick cruises to second W Series championship


Jamie Chadwick’s reign at the top of women’s auto racing continues, with the British driver winning the W Series championship on Sunday.

Chadwick dominated the weekend’s races, coming in first Saturday and Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas to fend off Alice Powell and defend her 2019 W Series title.

On Saturday, Chadwick beat Emma Kimilainen by 1.257 seconds to win the first race of the weekend. The 23-year-old then led every lap of Sunday’s race to finish on top once again.

Chadwick adds the trophy to an impressive haul this season. In 2021, the No. 1 driver in the W Series has reached the podium in all but one race and claimed four outright victories.

“I’ve been pushed all the way. To top it off the way we did, I’m so happy. It’s been an amazing year, just so happy to be finishing out on top,” Chadwick said. “I’ve got to say a massive congratulations to Alice (Powell) because she’s pushed me all the way this year.”

The top eight finishing drivers — Chadwick, Powell, Kimilainen, Nerea Martia, Sarah Moore, Fabienne Wohlwend, Abbi Pulling and Beitske Visser — automatically qualify for the 2022 W Series season.