Alice
Powell

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Nationality: British
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
Weight: 62kg
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 Title.

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 1.

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.

Results 2012

Alice Powell Wins Formula Renault Title - 18th October 18, 2010


Britain’s 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 yesterday’s 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! It’s 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, Immun’Age and Bristol Street Motors.”

“Taking the championship with a race win is the perfect way to end the season. I’m doing the Formula Renault UK Winter Series with Manor and I’m 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 problem.”

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 the win.

Alice will be racing in the Formula Renault UK Winter Series with Manor Competition, keeping her partnership with the championship winning team.

Karting Achievements: races karts in the UK, she was 13 in January, 2006

Comer Cadet

2002
3rd Camberley KC Championship

2003
6th Buckmore Park KC (winter) Championshi
23rd Super One Series Stars of Tomorrow

2004
13th Super One Series
15th Stars of Tomorrow

Now moved up to 'Jica'

2005
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.

2009

Alice Powell 2009 season summary


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 Alice’s 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.

Alice’s 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 Liberty.

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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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