The comeback trail Brit making the most of a second chance
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The comeback trail Brit making the most of a second chance

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After four years of making only irregular race appearances, Alice Powell had good reason to believe that her dreams of becoming a professional driver were over. But W Series has provided a second chance that she has firmly grasped, Powell's popular home win at Silverstone prompting the new series leader to look ahead to a bright future

Alice Powell has been W Series' standout driver so far in 2021, with grand slams in two of the three races putting her at the top of the drivers' standings heading into this weekend's fourth round in Hungary. But the 28-year-old says she probably wouldn’t be racing without the lifeline the series threw her, having not competed a full season in four years before returning to single-seaters for the inaugural 2019 season.

With outings in the SUV-based Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy her only race mileage in 2020 as the pandemic forced W Series into a hiatus, the Brit made a flying start to 2021 with victory at the W Series season opener in Austria before sweeping past Fabienne Wohlwend to take the top step of the podium at an “unforgettable” Silverstone in front of adoring fans, friends and family.

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