Jamie Chadwick has joined the Williams Formula 1 team as a development driver for the 2019 season.
Chadwick is competing in the all-female W Series this year, and currently leads the standings after two races by six points, taking a win and a second place.
“It is a great honour to be joining the Williams Racing Driver Academy," the Briton said. "The time in the simulator is a fantastic opportunity to aid with my development.
“I look forward to spending time in the factory at Grove, immersing myself within the team and assisting wherever I can. Being a part of the Driver Academy is an amazing platform and I’m excited to get started."
Chadwick will work alongside Formula 2 front-runner Nicholas Latifi, who also holds a development role with the Grove squad.
Claire Williams, deputy team principal of Williams, added: “I have had the pleasure of watching Jamie race first hand in Hockenheim where she claimed victory at the season-opening W Series race.
“Alongside her on-track commitments, Jamie will undertake simulator work for Williams, be immersed both trackside and at the factory with the team and will participate in marketing activities.
“Promoting women in motorsport is extremely important and having a female role model as part of our Driver Academy will hopefully inspire young girls to take up racing at a young age.
“We hope to show that motorsport is inclusive and exciting, be that as a driver or on the engineering side. Jamie is a great talent and I look forward to working with her.”