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DOB: January 26, 1993
Occupation: Student, The Cotswold School
Hobbies: Gym, Hockey, Football (Spurs Fan),
Listening to Music
Favourite TV: Motor-racing and Lost.
Favourite Food: Pasta & Salad
Favourite Tracks: Brands Hatch and Knockhill
Heroes: Lewis Hamilton (Formula One), Darren Turner
and Jason Plato (British Touring Cars).
Alice is the hottest new female racing driver
and sports talent in the UK her aim is to be first
successful British woman to compete for The F1
In 2009, aged just 16, Alice became the youngest
ever female driver in the Michelin Formula Renault
UK Championship, the 150mph single-seater race
series which provides a stepping stone to Formula
Competing with the championship winning team
Manor Competition who launched the careers of F1
Champions Lewis Hamilton and Kimi
Räikkönen Alice is definitely in
the right place.
Alice Powell Wins Formula
Renault Title - 18th October 18, 2010
Britains leading female racing driver Alice
Powell has become the first female driver to win a
Formula Renault title winning the 2010 Protyre
Formula Renault BARC Championship; a grand accolade
and one which she fully intends to use as a
spring-board to becoming the first successful
female in F1.
At 17, Alice is a year younger than Lewis
Hamilton was when he won his first Renault
Championship at 18, in a similar car.
Alice overturned a 16-point advantage held by
title rival Mitchell Hale going into
yesterdays championship finale at Thruxton.
Closing the gap down to just four points on overall
scores after the opener, Powell triumphed over Hale
again in the finale in the best possible way
with race victory.
Alice says: In the final race I started on
pole, got a good start and lead lights to flag to
win the championship! Its been a mega year,
big big thanks to my engineer Sarah Shaw for all
her help and effort she has given me this season as
well as to my team Hillspeed and all my sponsors,
Silverstone Hotels, ImmunAge and Bristol
Taking the championship with a race win is
the perfect way to end the season. Im doing
the Formula Renault UK Winter Series with Manor and
Im hoping we can try and win that and then
look at UK again for 2011.
Alice won in perfect style at Thruxton on
Sunday, 17th October, after taking her second race
victory of the season during the final round to
clinch the coveted crown by just eight points.
Alice says: There was no pre race testing,
so all the 18 cars had to go straight out into
qualifying. As the cars began their qualifying
runs, my car would not start. At that moment I
could see 9 years of blood sweat and tears, as well
as every penny invested going down the drain. The
seconds and minutes seemed like hours when I heard
the cars screaming by on the straight. As the
session approached halfway, I could hear the cars
coming into the pits to change their tyres. I now
felt it was all over. However, just after halfway
through the session, my engineer Sarah managed to
start the car by sorting the fuel injection
Alice, who lives in Chipping Norton, says:
As the race started, I managed to build a
lead but the safety car came out which bunched the
field up, so I had all the drama of the start, once
more. I pulled out another lead and to my horror
there was another safety car. I managed to pull
away again, but on the last bend, on the last lap,
in my excitement I clipped a kerb and lost control
for a split second, but I managed to hang on for
Alice will be racing in the Formula Renault UK
Winter Series with Manor Competition, keeping her
partnership with the championship winning team.
races karts in the UK, she
was 13 in January, 2006
3rd Camberley KC Championship
6th Buckmore Park KC (winter) Championshi
23rd Super One Series Stars of Tomorrow
13th Super One Series
15th Stars of Tomorrow
Now moved up to 'Jica'
She was 4th in the UK BRDC JICA Series
(Karting). Also, using the same kart, on the same
day, she beat Jamie Green who last year beat Jean
Alesi, Heinz-Harrold Frenzen, and Alan Mc Nish in
the World DTM Championships. Jamie finished just
one point behind Mika Hakenin.
Alice Powell 2009 season
In 2009 Alice became the youngest ever female
driver in the Michelin Formula Renault UK
Championship, the 150mph single-seater race series,
which provides a stepping-stone to Formula 1.
Alice had a fantastic season above
expectation finishing 18th out of 32. An
outstanding performance for the only female and
youngest on the grid.
Her season included 2 x top ten finishes and 2 x
driver of the day awards.
Manor provided a great support team with Sarah
Shaw as Alices engineer.
2009 was a learning year - her aim is to
challenge for the Championship in 2010 with Manor,
which launched the careers of F1 Champions Lewis
Hamilton and Kimi Räikkönen.
Alices driving ambition is to become the
first successful female in Formula 1 and challenge
for the 2010 Renault Title.
Alice was honored to be shortlisted for the 2009
Women of the Future Awards for the
Young Star Award for women in the 16 to 21 age
category. The Awards celebrate young women who are
transforming Britain for the better.
She also had some great support from
silverstone-hotels.com, Bench, Sweaty Betty and
Professional Racing Driver. 2010 Formula Renault
BARC Champion, with team Manor Competition and team
Hillspeed this winter
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Alice became the BWRDC GoldStars
Elite Award winner for 2009
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Alice became the youngest ever female driver in
the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship, the
150mph single-seater race series, which provides a
stepping-stone to Formula 1.
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