Chadwick starts on pole, beats the boys to win, then loses top spot after time penalty

Chadwick schools the boys
Chadwick schools the boys

Britain's Jamie Chadwick won the final race of the F3 Asian Championship Hitech Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi but was then demoted due to an infringement of rules at the start.

The 21-year-old, who won the inaugural edition of the all-female W Series in 2019, started on pole having set the fastest lap in qualifying and was first to cross the finish line.

Despite the fairytale pole-to-podium, Chadwick, who drives for Absolute Racing, was later given a time penalty for a rule infringement at the start of the race.

However, the young racing sensation can still take pride in her efforts having finished four seconds ahead of her closest competitor in second and affirming her worth in the male-dominated sport.

Results Race 7

Pos No. Driver Nat Team Time/Behind
1 11 Ukyo SASAHARA* JPN Hitech Grand Prix 30:06.991
2 3 Nikita MAZEPIN RUS Hitech Grand Prix +1.785
3 7 Jack DOOHAN AUS Pinnacle Motorsport +3.779
4 21 Pietro FITTIPALDI BRA Pinnacle Motorsport +6.340
5 23 Joey ALDERS NED BlackArts Racing +6.718
6 17 Devlin DEFRANCESCO CAN Absolute Racing +7.770
7 77 Sebastian FERNANDEZ ESP Pinnacle Motorsport +8.862
8 25 Tatiana CALDERÃ"N COL Seven GP +9.844
9 15 Jamie CHADWICK GBR Absolute Racing +10.780
10 10 Alessio DELEDDA ITA Hitech Grand Prix +20.684
11 4 YU Kuai CHN Zen Motorsport +21.005
12 16 Tommy SMITH AUS Absolute Racing +32.854
13 88 Khaled AL QUBAISI (M) UAE Abu Dhabi Racing UAE +42.255
14 44 Paul WONG (M) HKG Zen Motorsport +1:27.922
DNF 33 Yu KANAMARU JPN BlackArts Racing
DNF 9 Thomas LUEDI (M) HKG BlackArts Racing

*Guest driver

Fastest lap: Jamie Chadwick/Absolute Racing/2:07.324/Lap 3

F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA Drivers’ Classification after Race 7

Pos No. Name Nat Team Points
1 23 Joey ALDERS NED BlackArts Racing 138
2 7 Jack DOOHAN AUS Pinnacle Motorsport 107
3 3 Nikita MAZEPIN RUS Hitech Grand Prix 99
4 17 Devlin DEFRANCESCO CAN Absolute Racing 75
5 77 Sebastian FERNANDEZ ESP Pinnacle Motorsport 56
6 33 Yu KANAMARU GBR BlackArts Racing 47
7 5 Daniel CAO CHN Absolute Racing 31
7 4 YU Kuai CHN Zen Motorsport 31
8 15 Jamie CHADWICK GBR Absolute Racing 30
9 25 Tatiana CALDERÃ"N COL Seven GP 29
9 21 Pietro FITTIPALDI BRA Pinnacle Motorsport 29
10 2 Jake HUGHES GBR Hitech Grand Prix 24
11 16 Tommy SMITH AUS Absolute Racing 7
12 10 Alessio DELEDDA ITA Hitech Grand Prix 4

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