Our International 20×20 Sportswoman of the Week award goes to British motor racing driver Jamie Chadwick who last weekend won the inaugural W Series Motorsports Championship title. Along with the title, came a first prize of $500,000 dollars and widespread publicity for women in the world of Motorsports.
Jamie has been breaking barriers for women in Motorsports since 2015 when she became the first ever female and the youngest ever winner of the British GT Championship. She started her career in kart racing at the age of 11. A talented all rounder, she subsequently turned down a trial with the England U-18 Hockey team to concentrate on Motorsport.
In 2018 she became the first woman in history to win a British Formula 3 Championships race. In 2019 she was one of the five British women named as drivers in the inaugural W Series which she went on to win. Subsequently she has continued to break new ground for women in her sport being announced as a development driver for the Williams Formula One team.