Racing X’s Alice Powell says that her qualifying lap that put her on pole for Saturday’s W Series race at the Silverstone circuit was the lap of her life.

Speaking following qualifying she said:

That was the lap of my life. I didn’t expect to have that kind of time because it felt really sketchy out there, full of oversteer, and that’s why I was so shocked with the time when I heard. I’m just relieved and happy to be on pole. It was one of those laps I don’t think I’ll ever be able to produce again, it was incredible to be honest. When I heard that I’d dropped down a position because Fabienne [Wohlwend] had gone quicker I put everything into it and thankfully managed to pull it out of the bag. It’s the stuff of dreams to be on pole position at your home race on the British Grand Prix weekend in front of a full house at Silverstone and I can’t wait for tomorrow.”

Fabienne Wohlwend commented saying:

That was an amazing session. We’d already had a good practice in the morning and we improved the set-up which made me feel really comfortable in the car. It was a great lap and I really improved the few corners where I was struggling a bit in practice. I love Silverstone so much, it’s great to be out there in front of so many amazing fans and I’m looking forward to giving them something to cheer about from the front row tomorrow.”

Championship leader Jamie Chadwick of Veloce Racing commented saying:

I’m a bit frustrated. I would have loved to have challenged for pole but we just didn’t quite have the pace today because of a combination of factors. But we’ll figure it out tonight and hopefully be back up there tomorrow because I know there’s more time in the car to help me challenge Alice [Powell]. The atmosphere was incredible out there today and there will be even more people here tomorrow so I’m seeing it as a great opportunity to do something special on the big stage

Dave Ryan, W Series Racing Director commented saying:

That was a pretty good session. It was great to see the scrap at the front and for Fabienne [Wohlwend] to be amongst it. Alice [Powell] did a really good job and responded well when Fabienne went quickest by just getting her head down and doing a superb lap. Jamie [Chadwick] is third so all the ingredients are there for a great race tomorrow. We did see a lot of track limit infringements and times deleted today and drivers will be at the mercy of the stewards tomorrow if they continue to do this – that’s definitely something they all need to watch. The weather forecast is for another fairly hot day and everything’s set for a positive race for the series in front of the Silverstone crowds.”

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