Former Cotswold School student gets late call for championship
7:50am Thursday 19th April 2012 in Sport
ALICE POWELL will be moving up to the GP3 Series this season with Status Grand Prix after securing sponsorship.
The 19-year-old former Cotswold School student joins the Formula One support series after three seasons’ racing in the UK in the Formula Renault 2.0 category in conjunction with Manor Competition.
In 2010, she won the BARC Formula Renault title.
Alice had her first test in the 280bhp turbo charged car last week, and is now preparing for the first race in Barcelona on May 13. Alice said: “I am delighted to sign with Status for this year’s GP3 Series.
“I have only had one test in the car, so I will be the least experienced driver, in terms of seat time in the car, but I am going to give it everything to get some good results this year.”
Status GP team principle, Teddy Yip added: “Alice comes to Status GP with an excellent pedigree in karting and junior single-seaters.
“We’ve already seen she has good ability as well as an excellent approach. She is an excellent addition to the team.”
All GP3 races will be shown live on the Sky Sports F1 Channel.
The 2012 GP3 Series title will be fought out at eight Formula One Grand Prix circuits across Europe, including the new addition of a round at Monaco.