Annabel
Jane Meade

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 Nationality – British

Qualifications – HND Business and Finance (majoring in Law and Marketing), BA(Hons) Interior Architecture

Occupation – Forex Trader (previous career Freelance Interior Architect)

Hobbies – British Military Fitness, Running, Gym, Music, Drawing, Forex Trading

Favourite Tracks – Brands Hatch and Croft

Weight – 50kg

Heroes – Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton, Jessica Ennis, Paula Radcliffe, Usain Bolt, Sir Richard Branson, Lord Alan Sugar, Anthony Robbins, Julian Metcalfe, Ron Dennis, Sir Frank Williams, Patrick Head, Zaha Hadid (Architect), Adrian Newey

Annabel’s racing instincts became apparant when she was drawn to race her BMX at her local track aged just 12. Having had a taste of racing it was natural for her to want to race cars. After having a present to drive at Brands Hatch her racing passion was fuelled, although she knew it would be tough not having come from a racing background or any family interest in the sport and would have to go it alone.

Sadly, a few months after her first taste of motorsport, she was involved in a road traffic accident, taking the following 8 years until she could walk pain free. Her focus and determination to race motivated her recovery, during which she also studied Business and Finance and then Interior Architecture as she knew she would also have to pay for her early racing career. Since then she has developed a successful freelance career in Interior Architecture with many of her schemes having been built in and around London.

Annabel has also now diversified utilising her interest in Business and Finance by creating a successful career as a Forex trader working at home. This gives Annabel the flexability to further commit to her racing career.

Annabel’s racing career was finally underway in 2000 when she competed in half a season of the Ford Fiesta Si Championship in Scotland. Despite no actual racing background or experience, Annabel was voted Best Female Racer in Scotland for that year; quite an achievement in her first season having only just made her full recovery.

 

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2011

Competed in a team karting charity event at Buckmore Park circuit, with another podium finish.

2008

Recovering from training injury.

2007

UK wide Mazda challenge and Sport Business networking event at City Golf and Health Club in the City of London.

2006

Mango Communications Award Winner. Annabel was the only female to be selected by marketing agency Mango Communications to be awarded their sponsorship scholorship. Selected from over 60 applicants due to Annabel’s on track ability, marketability and her knowledge/understanding of the sponsorship and commercial aspects of motorsport. The selection committee consisted of marketing and motorsport professionals.

Also kart racing at Daytona Milton Keynes. Qualified 4th and finished 3rd on the podium after racing against a full grid of professional race drivers – again the only female to race in a grid of 22.

Innerplace members motor racing networking event at private member’s club in the City of London with invited guests including former F1 drivers.

2005

Elf Renault Clio UK Cup

4 race starts.
4 race finishes.

First race at Brands Hatch finished 13th out of 20 and set the 8th fastest lap time.
Set the fastest sector time in testing at Croft.
Set my fastest lap time after having suffered a broken clutch at Croft.
M1nt private members club launch event in London’s West End and networking in Central London.
Also a karting event gaining 1st place, taking the winner’s step on the podium.

2004

Karting and fitness training with British Military Fitness.
Karting event at Teamworks, Birmingham finishing in 2nd place and the only woman competing.
Tested a Radical Sportscar at Donnington circuit with the Radical works team.

2003

BRSCC Winter Saloon Car Championship racing a Renault Clio.
Qualified 11 out of 22.
Set the 8th fastest lap time (first time out in a Clio, first race at Brands Hatch and first wet race).

2002

Silverstone 5 Day Intensive Race School.

2001

Sottish Ford Fiesta XR2 Championship

2 race starts
2 race finishes

2000

Voted Best Female Race Driver 2000 by the Scottish Motor Racing Club
Scottish Ford Fiesta Si Championship

6 race starts
6 race finishes
2 class wins

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