INDIANAPOLIS – Andretti Autosport has signed three-time W Series Champion, Jamie Chadwick, to join the team for the 2023 INDY NXT by Firestone season.
Chadwick will make her American racing series debut in the No. 28 DHL Andretti Autosport Dallara and become the first female in 13 years to compete full-time in the INDY NXT championship.
“I’m hugely excited to be joining Andretti Autosport for the 2023 INDY NXT season with DHL,” Chadwick said. “My aim is always to challenge myself and continue my progression as a driver and this represents not only a big step up but also a big step toward my goal of competing in the highest categories of single-seater racing. Andretti Autosport’s standing in the sport is second to none and I hope to bring more success to such a prestigious team. I can’t wait to get started.”
DHL will serve as the primary sponsor of Chadwick’s entry, partnering with Andretti Autosport and Chadwick to grow the company’s long-standing partnership with the team, dating from 2010.
The British racing driver joined the female free-to-enter championship, W Series in its inaugural season in 2019 and achieved two race victories and three podium finishes which saw Chadwick win the 2019 W Series Championship. Chadwick continued her positive trajectory claiming the 2021 and 2022 W Series Championships while being named as a Formula 1 Reserve Driver for Williams Racing. The 24-year-old will remain part of the Williams Racing Driver Academy in 2023 with an enhanced role to be announced.
DHL and Andretti Autosport, a pioneer in driver development, see this new signing of the first confirmed female in the 2023 INDY NXT championship as an important part of continuing to support the development of young talent, particularly in the male-dominated environment of racing.
“Andretti Autosport is proud to be supporting Jamie alongside DHL for the 2023 INDY NXT season,” Michael Andretti, CEO & Chairman, Andretti Autosport, said. “Jamie’s successful career speaks for itself, but INDY NXT gives Jamie the opportunity to continue her development in a new type of racing. DHL is a long-standing team partner; we are happy to welcome them to the INDY NXT series and excited to welcome Jamie to the team. We’ve turned out five INDY NXT champions over the years and look forward to continuing our role in developing new talent.”