Liberty’s logo will grace the car of 16-year-old Alice Powell, a racing driver and the only female in Formula Renault UK.
Alice is a member of the Manor Competition team and the youngest ever female driver in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship – the 150mph single-seater race series which is a stepping stone to Formula 1.
Alice Powell said: “I’m proud to have Liberty’s logo on my car this season. Motorsport is one of the few sports where men and women compete on an equal footing. So any organisation that supports equality gets my support.”
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said: “It’s always good to see young people confounding the stereotypes that press and politicians routinely trot out as representative of them. Alice is a particularly inspiring example, competing and achieving in a traditionally male arena. Liberty is proud to see our logo carried by such an ambitious, successful and socially aware young woman.”
Alice learned to drive when she was six and has been racing from the age of eight. She has seen great success and in 2008 achieved eight podiums in the Ginetta Championship and BRDC Stars of Tomorrow.