TETBURY'S Jamie Chadwick earned her first points towards a Formula 1 super licence after she finished fourth overall in the F3 Asian Championship.

Chadwick got 10 of the 40 points required over a three-year period to race in F1, with 25 needed to drive in a practice session.

In 15 races in Asian F3, Chadwick took three podiums including one race win.

Dutchman Joey Alders won the series with Australian Jack Doohan second and Russian Nikita Mazepin third.

The five-leg series culminated in three races at Buriram International Circuit in Thailand at the weekend, with Chadwick taking two podiums and one victory.

The all-female W Series, now in its second season, will also offer super licence points, with 15 available for the overall series winner.

There has not been a woman competing in Formula 1 since 1976, and Chadwick, 21, a Williams development driver and winner of the 2019 W Series, will compete again with the aim of collecting the remaining points required for an F1 practice session.

In the W Series, second place will earn 12 points, third place 10, with super licence points available down to seventh place.

The first race of the W Series season is in St Petersburg, Russia, in May.

Commenting after the finale, Jamie said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed coming out here for Asian F3, and it has been very valuable for my pre-season preparation. I sensed my fitness and my racing getting stronger with each round. It is very competitive at the front, and learning the importance of tyre management throughout the Series made it tactical and, often, quite demanding.

"There has been a lot of close racing with more overtaking than you often see in single-seaters. I have a busy year ahead, but very pleased with the latter part of this Series, which I see as a platform for further progress.”

Asked whether her performances vindicated her decision to race in the all-female W Series, Jamie responded: “I am confident that W Series will go from strength to strength. It achieved a huge amount in its first year, and it is an important asset in highlighting female talent in a male dominated sport, whilst also providing a fresh and entertaining approach to the sport.

"Motorsport should never be segregated, and the best W Series drivers have, and will, compete against, and beat, the best male drivers in other series – as I hope I have demonstrated here.”

The next three months will see Jamie drive the Jaguar Formula E race car in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship ‘Rookie’ Test in Marakesh, Morocco, on 2nd/3rd March, and then look to defend her W Series crown from late May. She will also continue her commitments to Rokit Williams F1 and Aston Martin Racing.