W Series Miami: Chadwick wins the second race in Miami

W Series Miami: Chadwick wins the second race in Miami

Jamie Chadwick earned her second W Series win of the weekend at Miami in Sunday's race, closely followed by Nerea Martí. Belén García was 4th and Marta García, 9th.
Jamie Chadwick earned her second W Series win of the weekend at Miami in Sunday's race, closely followed by Nerea Martí. Belén García was 4th and Marta García, 9th.

On this occasion, the two-time champion led from the start lights to the flag to claim her one-two finish, having claimed victory from second on Saturday.

It was a trouble-free race for the Williams development driver, who was able to open up a lead of almost three seconds. The Spanish Nerea Martí managed to reduce this distance at times, but was unable to overtake the British.

Jamie Chadwick has finished on the podium in every race since the 2021 round two at the Red Bull Ring, reaffirming his championship lead.

Martí got his second podium finish in the category, finishing in second place, with Alice Powell climbing to third place, who did so despite having a broken front wing after contacting Emma Kimilainen’s car on the penultimate lap. This is the tenth podium for the 2021 runner-up.

The fiercest fight of the race was precisely for second place, as Martí and Kimilainen exchanged positions numerous times in the first half of the race. Powell joined the fray with a passing attempt on lap 8, but his pace was slower than Kimilainen’s.

The contact between Powell and Kimilainen, with just a few minutes left in the test, came after the Finn lost the rear of her car at Turn 17 and Powell was unable to avoid the incident.

Powell managed to get his car across the finish line in third place, despite breaking his front wing on touch. Meanwhile, Kimilainen dropped to fifth place after being involved in an almost identical incident to the one on Saturday.

Abbi Pulling set the fastest lap of the race on lap seven while in ninth position, but managed to climb back to sixth before reaching the checkered flag, having overtaken Beitske Visser and Sarah Moore in the closing laps.

Visser finished seventh, with Moore eighth and Marta Garcia ninth. The Spaniard, who originally finished on the podium in yesterday’s race, saw a ten-second penalty for the incident with Kimilainen in the closing laps of Saturday’s race take that away from her, knocking her out of the points zone.

Chloe Chambers was the highest-placed rookie, in 10th position, while Fabienne Wohlwend, who qualified 5th but had to start from 10th due to a 5-second penalty for causing a collision in Saturday’s race, was the first driver out of the points zone.

The second appointment of the W Series will be at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya from May 20 to 22, during the Spanish GP.

 

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