Andretti Autosport announced on Thursday that three-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will race for them in the No.28 DHL Dallara in the Indy NXT championship presented by Firestone starting in 2023.
The news comes following Chadwick’s successful evaluation test a few months ago and sees the Brit become the first female driver in the feeder series to the NTT IndyCar Series in 13 years.
Speaking following the announcement, Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti said:
Andretti Autosport is proud to be supporting Jamie alongside DHL for the 2023 INDY NXT season. Jamie’s successful career speaks for itself, but INDY NXT gives Jamie the opportunity to continue her development in a new type of racing. DHL is a long-standing team partner; we are happy to welcome them to the INDY NXT series and excited to welcome Jamie to the team. We’ve turned out five INDY NXT champions over the years and look forward to continuing our role in developing new talent
Mike Parra, CEO, DHL Express, Americas, said:
DHL are proud to partner with Jamie as she takes the next progressive step in her motorsports career. As the most international company in the world, DHL has a strong focus on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Jamie is a fantastic example of inclusion and women empowerment within motorsports. As the Number 1 Great Place to Work for a second year, we want to further reinforce our position with regards to diversity and inclusion and feel that the partnership with Jamie is a great platform do this through the values we both share.
Chadwick, who has plenty of experience in racing during her time in Europe commented saying:
I’m hugely excited to be joining Andretti Autosport for the 2023 INDY NXT season with DHL. My aim is always to challenge myself and continue my progression as a driver and this represents not only a big step up but also a big step toward my goal of competing in the highest categories of single-seater racing. Andretti Autosport’s standing in the sport is second to none and I hope to bring more success to such a prestigious team. I can’t wait to get started.”
Chadwick will make her Indy NXT presented by Firestone on the streets of St Petersburg fro M March 3-5 2023.