Racing X’s Alice Powell took her second victory of the season as the W Series took to the Silverstone circuit on Saturday for round three of the 2021 season.
Speaking following the race, Powell said:
It’s an amazing feeling to win on home soil. I’ve experienced lots of British Grand Prix weekends but never from this side and I want to thank every single fan out there for the amazing support. To race and win in front of this crowd is the stuff that dreams are made of and it was extra special to have my family here to see it. It wasn’t the best of starts for me, I got a bad launch and was behind Fabienne [Wohlwend]. But I knew I had the pace and was faster, and luckily she made an error which let me sneak through and I managed to bring it home from there.”
Fabienne Wohlwend, 23, Liechtenstein, Bunker Racing, said:
It’s hard to lose a race like that, but I’m still happy. I got a mega start and it was so much fun to be up there battling with Alice [Powell]. She kept the pressure on, and after the safety car went in I just missed the corner and lost a front wheel on the outside. Alice was super quick and it was a great drive from her. The season isn’t over and my win will come. It feels amazing to be back racing in front of this crowd, and I can’t wait for the rest of the season now.
Jamie Chadwick, 23, UK, Veloce Racing, said:
“It was a bit of a quiet race for me in third. I didn’t have the pace to challenge the girls at the front who were both super fast. I’m happy to be on the podium, even though I would have loved to have won at home. But I’m just speechless looking at this crowd and the support for us, I’ve never seen anything like this. The grid is very competitive this year and it’s really tough to win, but points make prizes. I would have loved the big points today, but we’ll keep chipping away in pursuit of the ultimate prize which is the championship.”
Alice Powell has now taken a six point lead in the championship heading to Hungary.