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Jamie Chadwick is dominating W Series again, but her struggles to advance her career exemplifies barriers women face in racing

Sometimes, in the cutthroat world of junior series driving, careers putter out long before they should. That's especially for women, who often work with lower budgets and fewer opportunities than men in their relative positions.

As 2019 W Series runner-up Alice Powell put it, when asked why she'd taken an extended break from racing: "I didn't run out of talent."

The drive to find a female driver capable of reaching Formula One seems stronger than ever, but the most proven woman driving in single seaters today, soon-to-be-three-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick, can't seem to get out of the regional Formula 3 series and move further up the ranks.