Sabre Cook: W Series saved my career

Sabre Cook might have been brought up on a kart track but as she soon discovered, getting up the ladder takes more than just talent alone….you need money. And lots of it! Most of my time is spent networking and trying to put people together… Trying to put businesses together and trying to get sponsorship.  […]

Williams retain Jamie Chadwick for 2021

Jamie Chadwick Williams 2021

Jamie Chadwick and her 2021 year just gets busier and busier. The reigning W Series champion will continue her role as a development driver for Williams this season. The retention makes sense considering the championship will support F1 this year. Williams claims that Jamie Chadwick will… …increase her simulator programme at Grove and continue to […]

W Series – Five to thrive in 2021

W Series 2021 Five to Thrive

With the W Series 2021 championship fast approaching, we’re wondering who could make the biggest mark this year.  We’ve spoken about the drivers that won’t be returning for the season.  They sadly didn’t automatically qualify for season two.  Finishing in the top 12 of the 2019 W Series championship table, after all, was no mean […]

Emma Kimilainen: The Finnish superstar is going global!

Emma Kimilainen Assem

Emma Kimilainen is a name that is going to become a lot more familiar to motorsport fans around the world this year. When W Series 2021 kicks off on the 26th June at Paul Ricard, keep an eye out for the Finn.  She missed the first half of the 2019 season with an aggravated recurrent […]

Ferrari Driver Academy: Single-seater round-up

We’ve covered five of the Ferrari Driver Academy roster, but at the start of 2020, there were actually nine of them.  And in 2021, a new name was signed.  Here at GP Grandstand, we focus on F2, F3 and W Series so here is a summary of the five FDA drivers vying to reach those […]

W Series announce 2021 pre-season test at Valencia

The long, long wait for W Series to get back on the tarmac is going to be a little shorter with the sport announcing its pre-season test dates. The cars will descend on Valencia in April for a five-day session of testing. With COVID-19 cancelling the championship last year, this represents the first running since […]

Jamie Chadwick Interview: Cool on W Series 2021 chances

Jamie Chadwick Webinar W Series 2021

Jamie Chadwick answered a variety of questions in a late-2020 Zoom webinar. The session, hosted by veteran motorsport journalist, Louise Goodman, was part of the FIA’s “Girls on Track” initiative. In association with Motorsport UK, Chadwick talked W Series, 2021, and much more. The public participants were able to ask, via Louise Goodman, questions about […]

Jamie Chadwick: Williams F1 Driver Academy Focus

Jamie Chadwick’s early years of racing Jamie began karting at age 11 following her brother Oliver. She won a Ginetta Junior scholarship in 2013 and teamed with her brother at JHL Developments. She remained in the series for 2014 and finished 8th with 5 podiums. British GT beckoned where Chadwick signed to Beechdean Motorsport for […]

Jamie Chadwick to race in Extreme E with Veloce Racing

Jamie Chadwick Extreme E Veloce Racing

Reigning W series champion, Jamie Chadwick, has joined Extreme E for 2021. Veloce Racing has announced Chadwick as their first driver for the new sport that will debut in March. How this may impact Chadwick’s continued partnership with Williams as part of their Driver Academy program is unknown. The W Series also will run again […]

Announcing our brand new series on Driver Academies

If you want to get a flavour of which drivers might have a promising career ahead of them, it often pays to see who is in the F1 team Driver Academies.  Being good enough, or sometimes being marketable enough, for an F1 team academy position will give a driver funding for a season with a […]