Williams has confirmed Jamie Chadwick will continue as its development driver for a third year in 2021 in an expanded role.

Chadwick joined the Grove outfit in 2019 where she was responsible for driving the team’s simulator and supporting Williams trackside at various grand prix’s.

Williams revealed Chadwick will increase her simulator duties and remain fully immersed with them at certain races and at the factory. She will also be heavily involved in the team’s media and marketing activities throughout the year.

The 22-year-old will defend her W Series title alongside her development role, with the all-female championship returning after being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

The series will race on the same weekend as Formula 1 at eight grand prix’s this year having been added to the support programme.

Chadwick will also be racing in the Extreme E series for Veloce, which is due to begin in Saudi Arabia later this month.

“I have absolutely loved my time with Williams so far and could not be more delighted to continue working with the team in my role as Development Driver,” Chadwick said.

“I feel I am improving as a driver all the time, and my time spent in the simulator this coming season will prove to be invaluable. I look forward to fully immersing myself at Williams once again this year.”

Williams team principal Simon Roberts added: “We are delighted that Jamie will continue as a Development Driver for the team.

“Not only is she a great female ambassador for the sport and plays an integral part in promoting women in motorsport, her work in the simulator and behind the scenes at Grove is hugely valuable.

“Jamie’s determination and drive to do more, as well as push the boundaries, is something we admire at Williams and we are all looking forward to the year ahead with Jamie as part of the team.”