Powell delighted with near perfect F3 Cup debut

Alice Powell admits she is delighted with her near-perfect debut in the F3 Cup at Oulton Park today (1 April).

Alice Powell admits she is delighted with her near-perfect debut in the F3 Cup at Oulton Park today (1 April). Powell secured two wins, two fastest laps and started from pole position on both occasions, storming into the championship lead.

"It couldn't have gone better at all!" exclaimed the former GP3-racer. "I didn't have a great start in the second race, but I had a good battle with Alex (Craven) and managed to get past him going into Shell hairpin, and managed to pull a gap from there. Mark Bailey Racing has done a great job this weekend, and all my sponsors that have done fantastically to get me here racing, so I'm really pleased."

Powell dominated the first race, winning by 18 seconds, but in the second was out dragged to the first corner by Craven.

"The second race definitely went quicker! In the first race I was way out front, but to have that race with Alex was really good and I saw Henry (Chart) was coming up quite fast as well, so it was good to have a bit more of a scrap in this race and I'm looking forward to the next round at Silverstone."

Powell also admits that she's enjoyed participating in the F3 Cup so far.

"Coming from GP3, I'm really enjoying it, it's a great, low budget series and I'm just having a great time."

The next round of the F3 Cup takes place at Silverstone on 27-29 April.