Jamie Chadwick is to retain her development driver role with Williams in 2020 in a more expanded programme, the team has confirmed.

Chadwick joined the team’s driver academy last year, during which she went on to claim the inaugural all-female W Series championship, a title she will defend in May.

Continuing her position as development driver, Chadwick’s duties will increase supporting Williams at several grand prix’s over the season, as well as in media and marketing activities.

Her simulator programme will also be enhanced, enabling her to assist Williams in developing its 2020 Formula 1 car.

“It has been a fantastic opportunity working with the team in my role as Development Driver,” Chadwick said.

“The time spent in the simulator has been invaluable and I have enjoyed every moment, immersing myself within the team. I look forward to continuing to work with Williams this year!”

Commenting on retaining Chadwick’s services for this year, Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams said: “I am delighted to confirm that Jamie Chadwick will continue her work in the Williams Racing Driver Academy this year.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Jamie develop, and excel, both with the team and her time racing in W Series.

“Jamie has done an excellent job promoting women in motorsport and we are extremely proud of the work she has done.”