Britain’s Jamie Chadwick will be back behind the wheel of an ABB FIA Formula E series car for the second time after an impressive outing in Saudi Arabia. Chadwick will be back in action for NIO at the Marrakesh ePrix post race test on Sunday 13th January.
In a statement, NIO said:
ABB FIA Formula E Championship team NIO is delighted to today confirm exciting British talent @JamieChadwickRacing will again test with the squad following round two of Season 5 in Morocco. Having thoroughly enjoyed her maiden outing in NIO’s Gen-2 car the day after the recent SAUDIA Ad Diriyah e-Prix, where the 20-year-old made a strong impression on the NIO
team personnel, Chadwick will also now head to the streets of Marrakesh next week.
Race two of the 2018/2019 season will take place on Saturday, 12th January, around the 12-
turn Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan before the officially timed post-event
test on Sunday, 13th January. As in Saudi Arabia, the Tetbury-based driver – the only female in history to win a race in the British Formula 3 Championship – will again join the team as they continue to focus on set-up work and an ongoing testing development programme.
Chadwick who has been extremely impressive during her career to date commented by saying:
I’m thrilled to be jumping back into the NIO Season 5 Formula E car at the official rookie test event in Marrakesh. I loved every minute of the first test in Riyadh and now I am acclimatised to the car, I am confident we can have a successful test. Once again, a huge thank you to Gérry and the team for giving me the opportunity. I cannot wait.
Team Principal of the NIO ABB FIA Formula E outfit, Gerry Hughes said:
After a somewhat reduced test event programme in Saudi Arabia due to a technical issue beyond our control, I am obviously very pleased to extend the opportunity for Jamie to test with us once again. This is obviously a case of ‘same car, different testing environment’ but one that I know that she will relish and it will be very interesting to witness her progress during the day.