Brit teen aims to be Formula One’s female Lewis HamiltonFebruary 16th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.16 (ANI): Seventeen-year-old Alice Powell is hoping to become Britain’s first female Formula One driver in more than 30 years.
Powell has secured a contract to race for the company that launched Lewis Hamilton’s career, reports The Times.Alice Powell started driving go-karts aged 8, before attracting the attention of the racing team Manor Competition, which developed the careers of both Hamilton and the Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen.Alice, who is studying for three A levels, will attempt to beat her 28 male rivals in the 150mph Formula Renault UK series before tackling Formula One.
She said that her ambition was to inspire a generation of female racing drivers.
“I’m a human being, exactly the same as the boys, and there’s no reason why I can’t beat them. If a girl is out there doing well then more women would watch the sport,” she was quoted, as saying. (ANI)