Defending W Series champion Jamie Chadwick of Veloce Racing took pole position for the Hungarian round of the 2021 season and took a dominant win ahead of her championship rival Alice Powell and speaking about the race, Chadwick said:
“I said before the race that it was all going to be about the start so, after getting off the line really well, I could relax after turn one as I knew I had plenty of pace if I was ahead. From there I could settle in and enjoy it as there were no safety car periods and I was able to just bring it home in first which was the aim coming into the weekend. This year, it’s difficult to be as consistent throughout the weekend with so many great drivers on the grid and the races coming thick and fast, so you have to be able to bounce back quickly from disappointment. That’s the nature of this championship and when you have the chance to score big points you have to take it, so I’m super happy with today and really excited for the second half of the season.”
Racing X’s Alice Powell commented on her race saying:
“My start wasn’t great and, although I kept Jamie [Chadwick] honest for a while, she had the legs on me today. It was good to come home with some good points as the car was quite a handful at the end, but hopefully that will all be sorted for the next race at Spa. We didn’t do any racing last year, so to come back and be fighting at the sharp end of the field is great. There’s a bit of a break now and I’ll come back stronger in the second half of the year.”
W Series rookie, Nerea Marti scored her first podium finish with a third-place for the W Series Academy driver and speaking following the action the Spaniard said:
“I’m super happy with my first W Series podium as I have worked really hard for it and now I have to push for more as I feel like I am improving all the time. I haven’t driven here before, but I’ve really enjoyed this weekend as the track has suited my driving style. The race was fun – I managed to keep Irina [Sidorkova] and Beitske [Visser] behind me at the start and could just control my pace from there.”
Irina Sidorkovo came home in fourth place while Beitske Visser had a great race scoring a top-five finish just ahead of Emma Kimilainen and Marta Garcia.
Belen Garcia was eighth just ahead of Bruno Tomeselli while Jessica Hawkins rounded out the top ten. Ayla Argen was 11th just ahead of Miki Koyama and Abbie Eaton. Sabre Cook had a strong race as she came from the back of the field to finish the race in 14th place.
Sarah Moore was 15th just ahead of Vicky Piria and Caitlin Wood while Fabienne Wohrlwend was the only retirement from the race. The next race in Spa, Belgium takes place next month.