Puma W Series driver Abbi Pulling will start today’s W Series race one at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas from pole position with a time of 02:05.633s and speaking following the action she said:

“I got out of the car and thought I was going to throw up which is just the adrenaline! It’s the first pole position of my career and what a place to do it at. It’s awesome. As I said yesterday, I tend to go into race weekends with high expectations, but this weekend I’ve tried not to think about it and keep everything at the back of my mind, and that’s a good way for me to deal with things. I’ve focused on the key points, like braking references, and keeping it super simple has seemed to work. I’m feeling confident about the race this afternoon, especially after that performance. I know I’m good at maintaining a tyre for a long stint as I’ve done it throughout my British Formula 4 season, and the two W Series races I’ve done so far this year have given me good experience too. I may not be as experienced as some of the people around me, but I’ve got a good idea of what I need to do

Jamie Chadwick of Veloce Racing starts the race from second place with a time of 02:05.703s and speaking following the action she said:

“I really struggled on the first set of tyres, so I felt like I had to pull it out of the bag at the end. I didn’t quite have enough to beat Abbi [Pulling], but I have pole for race two tomorrow which is the main thing. It’s brutal out there so it is really hard to predict where to go with the set-up of the car. I don’t think we made the best call for the first set of tyres, but then we did with the second set. For the championship, being ahead of Alice [Powell] is the main thing. I will take today as the first step and then focus on tomorrow.”

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