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Girl racer heads for record books


Alice Powell on racing into the record books at Brands Hatch

A 16-year-old Oxfordshire girl has become the youngest person ever to compete in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championships at Brands Hatch.

Alice Powell, who does not have even a provisional driving licence, raced for Lewis Hamilton's former team in the Formula Renault Championship.

She came 13th and 15th in her two races on Sunday.

The competition launched the careers of Formula One stars Hamilton and Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen.

Alice's ambition is to become the first successful female in Formula One racing and has said she wants to be a role model for girls entering motor sport.

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