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Gloucestershire racer Alice Powell sets another record

Alice Powell
Alice's ambition is become the first successful female in Formula 1

A Gloucestershire student has become the first female to win a Formula Renault race in the UK.

Alice Powell, who attends The Cotswold School, won the fourth round of the Formula Renault BARC Championship at Silverstone on Sunday, 9 May 2010.

It's her second podium of the Championship having finished second in the third round of the season earlier in the day.

"It has been a fantastic start to the season," said Alice, who lives in Chipping Norton but is currently studying for her A-Levels in Gloucestershire.

"The win is a credit for all the hard work put in by my team Hillspeed and engineer Sarah Shaw from Manor Competition.

Ambition

"My aim this season is to win the Championship and realise my ambition to become the first successful female in Formula 1."

Alice is competing in two championships this year, the Formula Renault BARC Championship and the Ginetta G50 Cup.

She has turned a number of heads since learning to drive at the age of six and taking up karting two years later.

In 2009, 16-year-old Alice became the youngest ever female driver in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship.




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