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Chadwick leads Pulling and Powell in Silverstone W Series practice

by Peter Allen

Photo: W Series

Jamie Chadwick led an all-British top three on home ground in W Series practice at Silverstone.

Alpine-backed Abbi Pulling and her mentor Alice Powell completed the top three, which replicated the podium from the last race at Barcelona.

It was a slow start to the session as drivers completed installation laps, with nearly 10 of the 30 minutes elapsed before Juju Noda became the first driver to put a time on the board.

Pulling then dominated the middle of the session, lapping as much as a second quicker than her rivals.

After a visit to the pits she would return to top spot with 16 seconds left on the clock to displace Emma Kimilainen.

But Chadwick then went 0.031 seconds faster at the chequered flag, before Powell slotted into third. Kimilainen ended up fourth in front of Marta Garcia.

The championship’s six British drivers all made the top 10 at their home circuit, with Jessica Hawkins in sixth, Sarah Moore seventh and Abbie Eaton eighth.

Aston Martin-supported Hawkins was quickest at one stage but had to end her session early with reported front suspension damage.

Practice results
Pos Driver Time Gap Laps
1 Jamie Chadwick 1m56.696s 11
2 Abbi Pulling 1m56.727s +0.031s 12
3 Alice Powell 1m56.856s +0.160s 11
4 Emma Kimilainen 1m56.899s +0.203s 13
5 Marta Garcia 1m57.246s +0.550s 11
6 Jessica Hawkins 1m57.935s +1.239s 10
7 Sarah Moore 1m58.099s +1.403s 13
8 Abbie Eaton 1m58.117s +1.421s 12
9 Nerea Marti 1m58.417s +1.721s 12
10 Beitske Visser 1m58.556s +1.860s 13
11 Belen Garcia 1m58.879s +2.183s 11
12 Fabienne Wohlwend 1m59.183s +2.487s 10
13 Chloe Chambers 1m59.186s +2.490s 12
14 Tereza Babickova 1m59.318s +2.622s 10
15 Emily De Heus 2m00.726s +4.030s 10
16 Bianca Bustamante 2m01.243s +4.547s 10
17 Juju Noda 2m01.515s +4.819s 12
18 Bruna Tomaselli 2m01.579s +4.883s 10