Jamie Chadwick will return to the Andretti Global INDY NXT by Firestone team to drive the No. 28 car for the 2024 season, team officials announced Oct. 19.
British driver Chadwick, 25, made her INDY NXT by Firestone debut in 2023 with Andretti, scoring five top-10 finishes and a season-best finish of sixth.
“I’m really looking forward to being back with Andretti to compete in my second INDY NXT season,” Chadwick said. “My first year with the team taught me so much, and we were able to make a lot of progress with every race. I know that taking this experience and confidence into 2024 is going to be massively valuable for us, and I truly feel like part of the family here. I can’t wait to hit the ground running this winter and see what we can do for next season.”
Before her INDY NXT by Firestone career, Chadwick competed in the all-female W Series from its inaugural season in 2019, claiming three championship titles, 11 wins and 10 poles. She also was named as a development driver for the Williams F1 team in 2019. Chadwick’s early career saw her become the youngest and first female driver to win a British GT Championship, as well as the first female winner of a BRDC British Formula 3 race and the MR Challenge Championship.
“It’s a pleasure to have Jamie return to our INDY NXT team for 2024,” Andretti Global CEO and Chairman Michael Andretti said. “Developing talent has always been a priority for Andretti, and Jamie’s motorsports journey is a perfect example of what we hope to achieve with our development drivers. Jamie represents what it means to break down barriers and continues to impress everyone in our organization. The growth that we saw in Jamie’s rookie season was strong, and we’re confident that coming back to INDY NXT is the right choice as she continues to advance her open-wheel career.”
Chadwick will make her INDY NXT by Firestone return alongside confirmed teammates James Roe, Louis Foster and Bryce Aron at the Chris Griffis Memorial Test on Friday, Oct. 20 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.