Alice Powell

Alice Powell

W Series Career Stats

Podiums 12
Races Entered 20
Championship Titles 0
Highest Race Finish 1st
  • Age: 29
  • Nationality: British
  • Hometown: Chipping Norton, UK
  • Date of birth: 26/01/1993
  • Education: Primary school and secondary school, one year of 6th form
  • Career highlight: Winning the Formula Renault UK BARC Championship and winning in W Series at Brands Hatch in 2019
  • Favourite circuit: Thruxton UK or Monaco and Silverstone
  • Hobbies and interests: Sports from Motorsport, football and hockey. Chilling with friends and family
  • Sporting hero: Michael Schumacher
  • Favourite animal: Dogs

Biography

Sunday afternoons spent watching F1 races with her grandad, Jim, began Alice’s love affair with racing when she was just three, mesmerised by Michael Schumacher’s red Ferrari and crying when the German lost. Alice learned to drive at the age of six and began racing two years later when Jim, a former air force engineer, took her karting. In 2009, aged 16, she competed in the Formula Renault UK Championship, becoming the youngest female driver in any Formula Renault race. The following year, she became the first woman to win a Formula Renault Championship, and in 2012 the first woman to score points in the GP3 Series. Lack of funding forced Alice to take a break from the sport and return to working with her tradesman father, Tony, before she joined W Series and finished third in the 2019 Championship, which culminated in her winning the final race at Brands Hatch. She took part in Formula E’s Rookie Test at the start of 2020 and spent the rest of the year competing in the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, coaching several young drivers and commentating for F1 TV.

It would mean a lot to win with Bristol Street Motors. They have supported me since 2008 when they were one of my first big sponsors in Ginetta Juniors, and they have continued to help me throughout my career, so to be back with them is a great feeling.