The W Series headed to the Netherlands for the first-ever W Series Dutch Grand Prix weekend. The event saw the British driver Alice Powell take home her third race win of the year to equal the points in the drivers’ championship standing with the reigning W Series champion Jamie Chadwick on 103 points each with just two race weekends to go.
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The results in Friday’s qualifying had Emma Kimilainen on pole position followed by Alice Powell in second and Jamie Chadwick in third at the starting grid. Powell swept the pole-sitter Emma Kimilainen on the inside to take the lead at turn 10 on the sixth lap of the Grand Prix.
Jamie Chadwick was soon to take advantage of the lack of speed shown by Emma early on in the race. The overtake was completed with ease by the W Series world champion while the Finnish (Emma Kimilainen) looked to switch from attack to defence to maintain a podium finish due to a poor start to the race.
The W Series Academy driver Nerea Marti finished in fourth in an attempt to overtake Emma with a strong race pace but was unable to do so with the limited overtaking opportunities the Zandvoort circuit provides. This was Marti’s second-highest finish of the season so far.
The 2019 W Series runner up Beitske Visser finished in 12th place after being involved in a very serious crash last weekend at Spa. Although she had been cleared by the doctors to race she, however, seemed to still be coping up with a rib injury that she sustained during last weekends crash while adding to the engine problems she faced during the practice and qualifying yesterday.