Female motor racing ace Alice Powell has signed up for the 2011 Formula Renault UK series with Manor Competition – the most successful team in the history of the Championship.
Alice, 2010 Formula Renault BARC Champion and recently named BWRDC’s Elite Gold Star winner for the second year in succession and recipient of the Club’s prestigious Lord Wakefield Trophy, completes the same quartet of drivers who raced with Manor Competition in the FRUK winter series last November.
Formula Renault UK is established as the country’s leading single-seater championship, launching the Formula 1™ racing careers of Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Räikkönen and Heikki Kovalainen. The championship enjoys a high level of exposure due to its place on the support package of the British Touring Car Championship, leading to comprehensive television coverage in the UK on the ITV Sport network. Two races are also held at World Series by Renault, which attracted a crowd of 125,000 in 2010, making it the best attended one-marque single-seater series.
18 year-old Alice first joined the Nottinghamshire squad back in 2009 following a season in Ginetta Juniors. She said of her recent signing; “I am delighted to be working with Manor again. Sarah (Shaw) and the team know how I work and, hopefully, together we can produce the right results in 2011!”
Sarah Shaw at Manor Competition says of the renewed partnership; “We’re really happy to have Alice back in the team – it was important to us to have her as part of our line-up. We all enjoy working with her and she is very quick, so we’re looking forward to a strong season together.”
Alice is the reigning Formula Renault BARC Champion scoring two wins, seven podiums and two pole positions last year. Alice made history by becoming the first female to win a Formula Renault race and the first female to win a Formula Renault Championship. Alice hopes to continue to find sponsorship throughout the season.
If you would like to support Alice through sponsorship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.