The W Series kicks off the second half of the season with the final round in Europe. Can anyone stop Jamie Chadwick?
2022 has been a Jamie Chadwick masterclass. With a perfect 125 points from the opening half of the season, Chadwick should eclipse her title-winning tally from 2021 by round seven. In fact, she could likely finish in the points but with no podiums for the rest of the year and still take home a third straight Championship. Hungary marks the end of the European portion of the calendar and is the last race before a sizable break into the fall. Can Jamie Chadwick put together a 100% winning record? Or could we see the Quantfury duo or Beiske Visser continue to make strides and start diversifying the W Series top step?
On Wednesday the series announced that this season’s event in Japan (Suzuka) will be replaced by Singapore at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. That moves round seven up by one week and makes Singapore the first Asian city the W Series will visit.
The Circuit – Hungaroring:
This will be the second time the W Series runs at the track that first opened in 1986. The circuit is 4.381-km and features 14 turns. As always this season the W Series event will run for 30 minutes plus one lap. Similar to what we’ve seen in recent weeks from Silverstone and France, the Hungaroring should prove to be a competitive track for this series. With plenty of straights, fast corners and tight turns expect plenty of battles throughout the field.
By this rate, Chadwick will have the 2022 title wrapped up before the W Series reaches the doubleheader in Mexico. Another 25 points while her closest competitor only managed to pick up two. Beiske Visser has closed in on second place, with the Spanish duo for Quantfury moved into the top five.
- Jamie Chadwick – 125 points
- Abbi Pulling – 55 points
- Beiske Visser – 53 points
- Belen Garcia – 46 points
- Nerea Marti – 44 points
Five races down and @JamieChadwick is storming out in front. 💪
— W Series (@WSeriesRacing) July 23, 2022
Last season Chadwick at the Hungaroring and considering this year’s form there is no reason to doubt she won’t do the same. However, some of the recent high performers also faired well in last season’s race in Budapest. Marti was on the podium and Visser finished 5th. Both will feel confident coming out of France so expect them to be pushing Jamie throughout the weekend once again.
- Jamie Chadwick
- Beiske Visser
- Nerea Marti
How to Watch the W Series (EDT):
- Practice: Friday 7/29 – 5:50 am on W Series YouTube Channel.
- Qualifying: Friday 7/29 – 1:25 pm on ESPNU / ESPN Deportes.
- E-Prix: Saturday 7/30– 8:35 am on ESPNU / ESPN Deportes.
For viewers outside of the US, visit the W Series’ Where to Watch page for local coverage.