Alice Powell

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Alice Powell
Alice Powell Oulton Park 2009 (1).JPG
Nationality British
Born(1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 21)
Oxford (England)
Previous series
2012
2009, 2011
2010
2010
2009
2008
GP3 Series
Formula Renault UK
Ginetta G50 Cup
Formula Renault BARC
Formula Palmer Audi
Ginetta Junior Championship
Championship titles
2010Formula Renault BARC
Awards
2011
2010
BWRDC GoldStars Elite
BWRDC GoldStars Award
 
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Alice Powell
Alice Powell Oulton Park 2009 (1).JPG
Nationality British
Born(1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 21)
Oxford (England)
Previous series
2012
2009, 2011
2010
2010
2009
2008
GP3 Series
Formula Renault UK
Ginetta G50 Cup
Formula Renault BARC
Formula Palmer Audi
Ginetta Junior Championship
Championship titles
2010Formula Renault BARC
Awards
2011
2010
BWRDC GoldStars Elite
BWRDC GoldStars Award

Alice Powell (born 26 January 1993 in Oxford) is a British racing driver. In 2010 she became the first female to win a Formula Renault championship and as of 2013 is the first and only female to score points in the GP3 Series.

Racing career[edit]

Formula Renault[edit]

Powell was born in Oxford, England. Two years after learning to drive, at the age of six, she started her career in karting.[1] In 2009, at 16, she drove in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship, becoming the youngest female driver in a Formula Renault race.[2] Powell finished the year as runner up for the Young Star Award at the Women of the Future Awards.[3] She was also awarded the British Women Racing Drivers Club GoldStars 'Elite' category Award.[4] Powell set a record in the fourth round of the 2010 Formula Renault BARC Championship by becoming the first female to win a Formula Renault race in the UK,[3] and later in the year became the first female to win a Formula Renault championship.[5] During the 2010 season Powell's race engineer was Sarah Shaw. Powell and Manor returned to the Formula Renault UK championship in 2011, but failed to win a race and finished the season in 9th place in the championship.

Powell competing in the MSV F3 Cup at Brands Hatch in 2013.

GP3 Series[edit]

On 16 April 2012, after only two test days in the GP3 car, it was announced that Powell would drive for the Status Grand Prix team in the 2012 GP3 Series.[6] On 9 September that year she finished 8th in the 2012 Monza GP3 round sprint race, and in doing so became the first female points scorer since the inception of the GP3 Series in 2010.[7]

Formula 3[edit]

Powell joined the MotorSport Vision Formula Three Cup for 2013 having been unable to continue in the GP3 Series.[8] She took part in the opening round of the 2013 British Formula Three season at Silverstone, driving the Mark Bailey Racing run Dallara F306 which she also raced in the F3 Cup.[9]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

SeasonSeriesTeamRacesWinsPolesF/LapsPodiumsPointsPosition
2008Ginetta Junior ChampionshipTockwith Motorsport/Muzz Racing2400043269th
2009Formula Renault UKManor Competition2000008818th
Formula Palmer AudiMotorsport Vision300003325th
2010Formula Renault BARCManor Competition/Hillspeed1222072881st
Ginetta G50 CupTockwith/CDR17000016316th
2011Formula Renault UKManor Competition2000002589th
2012GP3 SeriesStatus Grand Prix160000119th
2013MotorSport Vision Formula Three CupMark Bailey Racing18511133962nd
British Formula Three National B ClassMark Bailey Racing32232N/AN/A
GP3 SeriesBamboo Engineering20000031st

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrant12345678910111213141516DCPoints
2012Status Grand PrixESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

11
MON
FEA

11
MON
SPR

22
VAL
FEA

18
VAL
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

17
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

19
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

19
HUN
SPR

20
BEL
FEA

18
BEL
SPR

12
ITA
FEA

12
ITA
SPR

8
19th1
2013Bamboo EngineeringESP
FEA

ESP
SPR

VAL
FEA

VAL
SPR

GBR
FEA

GBR
SPR

GER
FEA

GER
SPR

HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

ABU
FEA

19
ABU
SPR

20
31st0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "F1 is Alice's wonderland". The Oxford Times. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Gloucestershire racer Alice Powell sets another record". BBC News. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Award for teenage racing driver". BBC News. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Female racing driver honoured". BBC News. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Alice Powell wins Formula Renault BARC title". Girlracer. 18 October 2010. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Status Grand Prix sign Alice Powell". GP3Series.com. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ellinas wins as Evans becomes Champion". GP3Series.com (GP2 Motorsport Ltd). 9 September 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "GP3 racer Alice Powell signs up for 2013 F3 Cup". MotorSport Vision Formula Three Cup (Motorsport Vision). 20 March 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "British F3 lines up for super Silverstone start". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 22 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 

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