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W Series leader Chadwick joins Williams F1 team

British driver Jamie Chadwick, the championship leader of the all-female W Series, has been named development driver for the Williams Formula One team.

Chadwick, 21, is highly rated after numerous successes in her junior career -- she became the first female to win a British Formula 3 race last year and also claimed the 2015 British GT4 Title. She won the inaugural W Series race at Hockenheim at the start of May and finished second last weekend at Zolder. She claimed pole position on both occasions.

Chadwick will attend three European Formula One races with Williams this year, starting with July's British Grand Prix.