Jamie Chadwick began the race on the second row of the grid after taking a two-place grid penalty after securing pole place in qualifying; the Jenner Racing driver retook the lead by flip 4 and averted drama behind her when Abbie Eaton’s car flew up on two wheels following contact
By Emma Thurston
Final Up to date: 23/07/22 3:07pm
Jamie Chadwick secured her seventh W Collection victory in succession after a dramatic race at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet.
The Jenner Racing driver had misplaced pole place after being handed a two-place grid penalty after qualifying, however she made up for that on the opening lap by claiming the lead by the fourth nook. She then saved herself out of hassle when others have been concerned in incidents round a scorching sizzling observe in France.
The consequence implies that Chadwick maintains her stranglehold on the W Collection standings and she may safe the Championship in Hungary subsequent weekend.
“I really feel prefer it makes up a bit for yesterday,” Chadwick stated after her fifth win of the season.
“I felt like I wanted to make amends for yesterday. Beitske [Visser] saved me sincere initially, however after that I simply saved my head down and I am completely happy to get the win.”
Second-placed Belen Garcia secured her first podium within the W Collection, with Nerea Marti taking third place.
Check out Chadwick’s spectacular begin to the race, as she fought her means again into the lead whereas drama unfolded behind her
For the primary time this season, Chadwick had a unique view for lights out with vehicles in entrance of her. Beitske Visser had been promoted up into pole place with Marti subsequent to the Sirin Racing driver on the entrance row.
Chadwick had Marta Garcia for firm and Garcia was concerned in drama off the beginning. Garcia’s car was clipped by Abbie Eaton’s Scuderia and after going up on two wheels, Eaton’s day was finished inside 10 seconds.
Each Garcia and Eaton have been unharmed by the incident and within the meantime, Chadwick had moved up into P2 off the road. She then made up one other place up by occurring the skin of Visser at flip three.
After the Security Automobile’s arrival and the next restart, Chadwick exerted her dominance on the sector and created a close to one-second hole.
Whereas she remained spectacular in entrance, her Jenner Racing team-mate Chloe Chambers was concerned in an incident at turns three and 4. Contact from Emely De Heus not solely ended Chambers’ day but it surely earned the Sirin Racing driver a 10-second stop-and-go penalty.
Following a second interval with the Security Automobile, Chadwick once more labored laborious off the restart and held off the challenges of Visser and Belen Garcia.
Chadwick elevated her result in over two seconds by the ultimate lap, whereas the wheel-to-wheel racing between the 2 cortDAO team-mates Fabienne Wohlwend and Marta Garcia set pulses racing of their garages. In the long run, Garcia took sixth and Wohlwend seventh.
The W Collection season continues with the fifth occasion of the season subsequent weekend in Budapest, stay on Sky Sports activities. From there, additional races will happen in Suzuka, Austin and Mexico Metropolis.