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Jamie Chadwick to make Asian F3 return

by Ida Wood

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W Series and MRF Challenge champion Jamie Chadwick will enter the 2019-20 Asian Formula 3 season with Absolute Racing.

The 21-year-old is the fourth driver to commit to the championship, following Devlin DeFrancesco, Daniel Cao and Tommy Smith in signing for Absolute.

Chadwick contested the 2019 season’s opening round with Seven GP and finished in the top six twice, racing the same chassis and engine combination that W Series uses, and ended up 14th in the standings.

?2019 has been a phenomenal year with my MRF, W Series, Williams and Aston Martin experiences, and I am delighted to be adding the Asian F3 series with Absolute Racing to the agenda,” said Chadwick.

“It is important for me to use this series as part of my testing and development programme to ensure that I am race-fit for whatever 2020 throws at me.

?I expect it to be a very competitive series, as there are some top level drivers and teams entered, so there will be a lot of hard work involved ? but that is why it will be of such value.

?Due to other commitments, I will only get my first opportunity to drive the car at the opening race in Sepang next week, so it will be a steep learning curve.

“But that?s all part of the process and I can?t wait to get back out on the track?

On December 8, Chadwick will find out if she is the recipient of this year’s Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award at the Autosport Awards in London.

Her racing programme for 2020 may include further trips to Asia after the 2019-20 F3 season ended, with her W Series title defence potentially including a race on the continent, and Chadwick telling Formula Scout that she is looking for a Japanese F3 seat.