W Series

Chadwick wins in Misano

British driver Jamie Chadwick’s second win in three races allowed her to extend her lead over Dutch rival Beitske Visser in the all-female W Series in Misano, Italy, on Saturday.

Starting second on the grid, Chadwick who took the lead when going into the first corner from Fabienne Wohlwend who had qualified on pole position for the first time for this series.

Jamie Chadwick, who has been appointed as a development driver for British Formula One team Williams last month, increased her lead in the championship to 68 points, which is 13 points ahead of Visser who finished second. Behind Chadwick, fellow Briton Alice Powell who crashed out of the race and had problems with broken suspension after colliding with Fabienne Wohlwend which ended up with her going briefly airborne ( As seen below).


The incident brought out the safety car but when racing resumed Chadwick comfortably pulled away with Visser and Wohlwend close behind, the trio clearly benefiting from starting on fresh tyres.

Vicky Piria who held onto her fourth place qualifying slot at both the start and the restart, but was overtaken on the penultimate straight by Miki Koyama, who scored her best W Series finish which was in fourth place, very impressive.

The sixth position went to Marta Garcia who was ahead of Tasmin Pepper. Sabre Cook had a very impressive drive from 15th on the grid to finish in eighth place, having battled with Sarah Moore throughout the race before completing a successful overtake on the final lap.

Sarah Moore was ninth, with reserve driver Vivien Keszthelyi who was racing in place of the injured Emma Kimilainen who completed the top 10.


Race Result

Pos Driver Gap
1    Jamie Chadwick
2    Beitske Visser 0.587
3    Fabienne Wohlwend 2.285
4    Miki Koyama 10.434
5    Vicky Piria 14.200
6    Marta Garcia 16.118
7    Tasmin Pepper 19.009
8    Sabre Cook 28.518
9    Sarah Moore 28.994
10    Vivien Keszthelyi 29.460
11    Esmee Hawkey 31.265
12    Sarah Bovy 32.222
13    Gosia Rdest 33.671
14    Caitlin Wood 34.043
15    Jessica Hawkins 36.002
16    Shea Holbrook 39.107
17    Megan Gilkes 39.334
18    Naomi Schiff 40.795
19    Alice Powell DNF


Next race, will take place at Norisring in Germany on the 5 July and 6th July. Until next racers, as we have no longer till the end of the series in 11th August at Brand Hatch (Hopefully Attending the race).

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