Day: March 1, 2020

Jamie Chadwick earns points toward Formula One goal

LONDONW Series champion Jamie Chadwick is setting her sights on a dream scenario of driving a Formula One car before the end of the year now she has secured precious superlicense points in Asia.

The 21-year-old Briton, winner of the inaugural all-female series last year, finished fourth in the Asian F3 championship at the weekend to bank 10 points towards the 40 needed to race in F1.

With 15 more up for grabs in W Series this year, Chadwick could reach the 25 needed to take part in Friday practice before Formula One’s Abu Dhabi season-ender.

Already a development driver for the Williams team, with simulator duties, Chadwick feels she is getting closer to track action.

“Hopefully if I can get the superlicense (points) then FP1 (first practice) or a test drive isn’t something too much to

Aston Martin Bulldog from the 1970s gets another try at 200 mph

Tell us if this sounds familiar: In the mid-1970s, Aston Martin decided it wanted to prove its engineering prowess by building a car that would hit 200 miles per hour, so company designer William Towns penned the Bulldog DP K9 concept; in 1980, Aston Martin test drivers took the Bulldog to 191 mph at the MIRA test track, but the company was short on cash, so when Victor Gauntlett bought a 10% stake in the company and became chairman in 1981, he canceled the Bulldog program.

The company sold the car to a Middle Eastern collector in 1982, while Gauntlett engineered a sales recovery and Aston Martin’s return to the James Bond franchise. Now, 37 years later, Classic Motor Cars (CMC) in Bridgnorth, wants to show off its new engineering facility and prowess, and it intends to do

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