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Busting the Myth

We aim to bust the myth of the #TypicalWomanDriver. There's nothing typical about our W Series team, which features two of the most talented female racers in the country, Alice Powell and Jessica Hawkins. They have the same desire as us for motoring perfection, constantly pushing the limits of what is thought possible.

W Series

W Series is an international, single-seater racing championship that is exclusively for woman drivers. Bristol Street Motors champions inclusivity and equality through all aspects of our business, and we're proud to partner with the premier racing event for women.

Just like W Series, we are dedicated to encouraging more women to achieve their dreams and let nothing stand in their way. If you can see it, you can be it. The 2022 series sees drivers tackle 10 races across 8 grand prix weekends - 19 drivers from around the world compete, supported by 9 teams, with Bristol Street Motors a proud contributor.

Drivers and Races

Competing in motorsport requires courage, determination, and drive - not just the kind you see on the track! At Bristol Street Motors, we admire those who work tirelessly to create a culture for positive change. We can think of no two better women to represent those values than Alice Powell and Jessica Hawkins. Read their bios here and check out the race calendar.

Alice Powell

Alice continues a long-standing collaboration with Bristol Street Motors, who were among her first sponsors when she competed in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2008, as well as supporting her in the Asian Renault Series in 2014.

At the age of just 16, Alice became the youngest female driver to compete in any Formula Renault race when she took part in the Formula Renault UK Championship. The following year, she won the Formula Renault Championship - becoming the first woman to do so, and just two years later she became the first woman to score points in a GP3 Series Race.

Alice joined W Series in 2019, finishing third in her first season - achieving four podium finishes and taking a memorable win in the final race at Brands Hatch.

12

Podiums

20

Races entered

1st

Highest Finish

Jessica Hawkins

Jessica had her first taste of racing aged eight through karting, and immediately fell in love with it. She was told she was 'too small' - but wouldn't let that hold her back.

At the age of 12, Jessica was crowned British Karting Champion and soon after won the Honda Cadet British Open Championship.

She earned a podium finish at the 2014 Michelin Clio Cup and was crowned runner up at the 2017 MINI Challenge, before joining the W Series in 2019.

Jessica is also a professional stunt driver - having performed incredible feats for Fast and the Furious Live and the James Bond film, 'No Time to Die'.

1

Podiums

20

Races entered

2nd

Highest Finish

Miami

06 - 08 May

Barcelona

20 - 21 May

Silverstone

01 - 02 July

Le Castellet

22 - 23 July

Budapest

29 - 30 July

Suzuka

07 - 08 October

Austin

21 - 22 October

Mexico City

28 - 30 October

Explore the Click2Drive Bristol Street Motors W Series car

All W Series drivers compete in identical specification cars to ensure that races are won by the most talented drivers, rather than those with the greatest financial backing.

Track sessions for practice and qualifying are 30 minutes, as well as the race, which is 30 minutes plus one lap.

Car: Tatuus F3 T-318
Engine: 4-cylinder turbocharged 270hp engine tuned by Autotecnica Motori
Gearbox: Sadev SL-R 82 six-speed gearbox with LSD and Magneti Marelli, paddle shift gear change
Suspension: Front - double wishbone with pushrods, rear - double wishbone with pushrods
Wheels: Front - ATS Aluminium 10″ x 13″, rear - ATS Aluminium 12″ x 13″ 
Tyres: Hankook Ventus Race Tyres. F200 slick tyres in dry conditions and Z217 tyres in intermediate or wet conditions 
Vehicle weight: 600kg (with oil but no fuel or driver)
Top speed: 160mph

#TypicalWomanDriver

Typical. Woman. Driver. W Series and Click2Drive Bristol Street Motors believe there's no such thing. Jessica Hawkins and Alice Powell are shattering this stigma and raising the bar for women across the world, one lap at a time. Our partnership demonstrates our commitment to removing barriers for women in motorsport, while providing unparalleled service with Click2Drive - for typical women drivers everywhere.

Race Recap

Round 5: Hungary

29 - 30 July

As seen on social

Powering the future of women's racing

"Our partnership with Click2Drive Bristol Street Motors Racing is incredibly valuable, as they champion W Series and women in motorsport in general. Like the rest of the W Series family, Bristol Street Motors is helping make enormous strides towards changing the face of motoring, creating more opportunities for women.

"By competing in our teams' championship this year, Click2Drive Bristol Street Motors Racing is demonstrating confidence in W Series and our ability to grow interest and participation in motorsport across all sections of society. I am delighted to back the #TypicalWomanDriver campaign, which will reach even more people to challenge old-fashioned stereotypes about women behind the wheel. I am very excited to see how this partnership develops".

Catherine Bond Muir
Chief Executive Officer, W Series

"As we celebrate the landmark achievement of over 1 million viewers of the 2022 British race with our W Series colleagues, it is clear that our partnership has delivered beyond our expectations and more than justified our investment.

"W Series has gone above and beyond to ensure the success of our campaigns and activations and we are reaping the benefits of the partnership across all areas, from driving brand awareness and engagement with new audiences to generating exciting internal dialogue around D&I and sustainability".

Liz Cope
Chief Marketing Officer, Bristol Street Motors

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