W Series championship leader Alice Powell who took victory at her home event in Silverstone on Saturday has joined the Envision Virgin Racing ABB FIA Formula E team as their official simulator driver the outfit announced on Tuesday. Powell has previously worked with the team, having taken part in the rookie test in 2020 and was due to test with them again this year but COVID19 restrictions put a pin in that plan.
Powell will work with the team on race preparation, simulator work and on the commercial side and speaking about the news, she said:
“I am really happy to be joining the Envision Virgin Racing team. “I have already worked with quite a few of the guys when I did my Rookie Test in 2020 and I am super excited to be part of such a fantastic team. I’ve seen how hard everyone works at the factory and to have this opportunity to help the team, who have a great driver line-up as well in Robin and Nick, is incredible.
“We have a great car and great drivers, and I am very proud to be able to support the team in the simulator and contribute to the results.”
Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director and CTO at Envision Virgin Racing commented saying:
I am delighted to welcome Alice to the team; we have already seen her performance and what she can deliver during the Rookie Test she did with us and are very pleased to have her onboard.
“She brings with her a lot of skill, determination, and some fantastic experience behind the wheel. I have no doubt that she will constitute a very valuable asset for us, and the team is looking forward to working with her