Jamie Chadwick joins FA Racing Logitech G, bringing with her a host of on-track success into top-flight Esports.
The 20-year-old is a British F3 race winner, the incumbent MRF Series champion and W-Series driver – she’s looking to use all of that experience as she competes in iRacing for the team this year.
Jamie’s eyeing progress as a relatively fresh face in Esports and is delighted to be a part of Fernando Alonso’s squad.
“It feels incredible to be part of Fernando Alonso’s team,” she said. “As a racing driver, he’s a hero of mine and someone I’ve always looked up to. To be a part of his team is an unbelievable feeling.
“My ambitions for FA Racing Logitech G are to progress as a team. It’s our first year but I’m positive that we can go on to be one of the foremost Esports team and hopefully I’ll be a small part of that. I’ll be working hard to achieve it.
“I just want to get competitive and build experience in Esports. I’m fairly new to it so I’m not setting my expectations too high. If I can develop and learn at what will be a high level of competition, I’ll be happy.”
Get to know Jamie a little better 👇
What do you enjoy most about sim racing?
I think the best thing is just how accessible it is. I love motorsport but it’s so hard to get to a circuit and get in the car every day of the week. I can walk down the stairs with gaming and it’s there every day and every hour of the week. It’s really competitive as well. I throw my toys out of the pram constantly as I get right into it and get a bit too competitive sometimes!
What advice would you give to someone looking to race online?
I would say just give it a go. I really underestimated how much fun it was before I tried it. When someone gave me a go on F1 or iRacing you couldn’t get me off it, I was hooked! Give it a go and you’ll see. The chances are, you’ll be like me and get addicted pretty fast!
If you had one question for Fernando, what would it be?
What was the last thing you watched on Netflix?
What’s your favourite game to play and why?
It’s iRacing. For me, it’s the most realistic and the closest comparison to what I’ve done in the past. I use it for training for real-life racing and I find the online side of it the most fun.
What car would you most like to drive day-to-day?
If I had all the money in the world, I’d say an Aston Martin Vantage – the new one. It’s one of my favourite cars on the road at the moment.
Who’s your biggest rival in racing?
On-track it’s hard to pick one because it’s so competitive at the moment. I’ve had some good rivalries up until now and I’d say most recently Max Defourny. There’s never just one person though, there’s always so many to look out for.
When did you start racing?
I started racing at 12, and gaming I’m just getting started. I’m very new to it. In the last six months I’ve been involved thanks to Veloce Sports and they brought me into the Esports side of things. With FA Racing Logitech G it’s really progressing my involvement.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be everything under the sun, from an astronaut to a fireman but it was always about sports really. I was an adrenaline junkie that’s probably where I would have gone, to be an athlete or something.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Motor racing takes up so much time, and now with the Esports and gaming side of things it takes up even more. I like to use the time when I’m not at the circuit or on the rig just chilling, going out with friends for dinner and having fun – normal things a 20-year-old girl likes to do.
How many times a week do you train?
For the motorsport side of things, I train pretty hard in the gym, probably four or five nights a week. With the gaming side, I’m learning how much commitment is required to make it to the top. I’m trying to get at least a session in a day.