‘Having a British passport is like having the PLAGUE’: Winner of inaugural W-Series Jamie Chadwick left stranded in New Zealand due to coronavirus
- British driver Jamie Chadwick is stuck in New Zealand due to the coronavirus
- She won the inaugural women-only W-Series and was testing in the country
- However, with planes being grounded amid the crisis, Chadwick is stranded
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Jamie Chadwick, winner of the inaugural women-only W Series championship, is stuck in New Zealand hoping for a swift return to Britain.
‘I’m aiming for a flight home soon,’ she told Sportsmail. ‘My original flight was cancelled last week and having a British passport seems like having the plague.
‘I couldn’t go anywhere via Sydney or Singapore, or anywhere else, in transit.’
W-Series driver Jamie Chadwick is stranded in New Zealand due to the coronavirus outbreak
The British driver won the first ever W Series, a women-only competition in 2019
Chadwick, 21, has been in Auckland the past few days, only able to move to buy essentials.
Bath-born Chadwick travelled to New Zealand in mid-March to take part in development driving for Rodin Cars, a small manufacturer, in South Island, having earned 10 super-licence points towards F1 inclusion in the F3 Asian series.
She said: ‘Overall, all is OK. I am staying in a nice Airbnb. There is a good feeling that, when I get home, I can get back to some sort of normal. I’ve been on my bike and running to keep fit.’
The British driver says she is keeping fit after being forced to stay in an Airbnb in the country