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Chadwick joins Williams Formula 1 team as development driver
May20

Chadwick joins Williams Formula 1 team as development driver

Jamie Chadwick, one of Britain’s leading female racing drivers, has joined the Williams Formula 1 team as a development driver.It is the same role that ex-racing driver Susie Wolff had for Williams from 2012-15, before her retirement.Chadwick, 21, is the only woman to win a British Formula 3 race and is driving in the new, all-female W Series this year – in which she won the first race. Chadwick will attend three grands...

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Fernando Alonso fails to qualify for Indianapolis 500
May19

Fernando Alonso fails to qualify for Indianapolis 500

Fernando Alonso has failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 after a humiliating return to the USA’s biggest race for the McLaren team.The two-time Formula 1 world champion was fourth fastest of six drivers vying for the final three places on the grid on what is known as ‘Bump Day’.Alonso’s 227.353mph four-lap average was pipped by American Kyle Kaiser by just 0.019mph with the last run. It is a bitter blow...

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Visser wins in Belgium as runner-up Chadwick keeps W Series lead
May19

Visser wins in Belgium as runner-up Chadwick keeps W Series lead

Dutch driver Beitske Visser dominated the second race of the new W Series as Britons Jamie Chadwick and Alice Powell finished second and third respectively.Visser led from start to finish in Zolder, Belgium, with Chadwick and Powell locked in a battle for second place until the last lap.Chadwick stays top of the leaderboard after two rounds of the six-race championship. The third round takes place at Misano, Italy, on 8 June.In a...

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Fernando Alonso faces missing a place on Indy 500 grid for race
May18

Fernando Alonso faces missing a place on Indy 500 grid for race

Fernando Alonso is in danger of failing to make the grid for the Indianapolis 500 after setting the 31st fastest time on the first day of qualifying.The two-time Formula 1 world champion faces a shootout on Sunday with five other drivers for the final three places on the 33-car grid.If it rains as forecast, the shootout will be when weather allows next week. Alonso had five attempts at locking in a place in the top 30 on the grid but...

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Indy 500: Fernando Alonso unhurt after practice crash
May15

Indy 500: Fernando Alonso unhurt after practice crash

Ex-Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso has emerged unhurt from a crash in practice for the Indianapolis 500.The 37-year-old Spaniard is making his second attempt at the event but the accident on Wednesday was the latest in a series of setbacks this year.Alonso said he had made a “mistake”, adding: “It was understeer and even if I lifted the throttle on the entry of the corner, it was not enough. “I...

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