Nationality: British

Age: 26

Races entered: 203

Wins: 23

Podiums: 49

First race: Reading kart club in cadets. In cars, Donnington Park in a Ginetta Junior

Favourite car: F308 Formula 3 Car

Favourite track: Thruxton, UK Monaco, Europe

Racing hero: Michael Schumacher

Proudest moment: Becoming the first female to win a Formula Renault race

Life ambition: Race!

Biography

Alice Powell is a driver from Oxford in the UK.

In 2010, Alice became the first woman to win a Formula Renault championship and just two years later she became the first woman to score points in the GP3 Series (now FIA Formula 3 Championship).

What motivated you to get into motorsport?

I was a massive fan of Michael Schumacher and wanted to be an F1 driver, like him.

Who is your inspiration and why?

Michael Schumacher, because he was just so fast and determined. His work ethic was second to none.

What advice would you give to girls thinking about getting into motorsport?

I would say just give it a go, whether you want to be a driver, mechanic, engineer or journalist, there would be something for you.

What would it mean to you to win the W Series title?

It would mean so much. It has been so long time since I had a season of racing, so I would love to get that championship winning feeling again.