Jamie Chadwick Crowned Gallagher Team UK Driver of the Year

Friday 07 January 2022

Motorsport UK and Gallagher, one of the largest insurance brokers in the world, are pleased to announce Jamie Chadwick as the winner of the 2021 Gallagher Team UK Driver of the Year award. 

Newly introduced in 2021, the Gallagher Team UK Driver of the Year Award, recognises sporting excellence and contribution to the sport.  

Chadwick has had an outstanding season in the sport. Across the eight race 2021 W Series season, Chadwick claimed four race victories and three further podiums to seal a dominant second title. Alongside this, Chadwick raced with Lance Woolridge in the Veloce Racing Extreme E team, finishing seventh in the inaugural season.  

Chadwick inspired off the track as well. A Girls on Track ambassador, she embraced her role model status to inspire the next generation of girls in motorsport through regular engagement with the community.  

The Gallagher Team UK Driver of the Year Award will be presented to Chadwick at the Night of Champions on 22 January 2022 at the Royal Automobile Club. Alongside this, Chadwick will receive two hospitality tickets to the 2022 Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final. 

On receiving the award, Chadwick said, “I am delighted to have received the first Gallagher Team UK Driver of the Year Award. It’s been an amazing year so I’m super thankful to Gallagher and Motorsport UK for this recognition and excited to carry this momentum into 2022.” 

Hugh Chambers, Chief Executive Officer at Motorsport UK, commented, “Jamie continues to be an outstanding ambassador for motorsport both on and off the track. She was dominant in the 2021 W Series season and continues to be a champion for women in motorsport as a role model for the next generation of girls. Motorsport UK congratulates Jamie on receiving this award in its inaugural year and we hope that this will inspire many others to follow in her footsteps.” 

Gallagher’s Head of Sports Practice, Karen Ellis, commented, “Gallagher is delighted to support Motorsport UK (Academy) and the Team UK driver of the year award 2021.  

“Congratulations to Jamie, and well done for her achievements and being able to show that focus and the will to succeed is so possible. This is the best inspiration for all drivers including young women who wish to pursue a career in motorsport both on and off the track.  

“We wish Jamie and the entire UK Motorsport fraternity a successful and exciting 2022 season.” 

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