Reigning W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will compete in this year’s Formula Regional European Championship after securing a seat with Prema.
Chadwick claimed last year’s inaugural W Series title and was due to defend her crown in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chadwick, who holds a development role with Williams in Formula 1, has since obtained financial backing from New Zealand manufacturer Rodin Cars and will now switch to FREC for the delayed 2020 campaign.
FREC, which is due to begin its 2020 season at Misano at the end of July, uses the same Tatuus T3-18 chassis as the W Series.
“I am absolutely elated to be teaming up with Prema Powerteam for the Formula Regional European Championship this year,” she said.
“With such an amazing calendar, what looks to be a very competitive grid, and of course the support of the Prema team, I really cannot wait to get back racing.
“I’m so excited to start this journey with them and I hope we can enjoy mutual success together.”
Chadwick will join Oliver Rasmussen and Ferrari juniors Gianluca Petecof and Arthur Leclerc at Prema.