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Chadwick takes third W Series pole in a row at Silverstone

by Steve Whitfield

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Jamie Chadwick came out on top in a battle with Emma Kimilainen to take W Series pole on home soil at Silverstone

Chadwick lapped 0.219 seconds faster than Kimilainen, with Abbi Pulling a further 0.335s behind in third.

A number of drivers had times deleted for exceeding track limits during the 30-minute session, with Kimilainen the first to be penalised after posting an early benchmark of 1m59.433s.

Tereza Babickova then set a 1m57.910s to lead the way, with Kimilainen making her next lap count to move within 0.064s. Alice Powell moved to the top by 0.2s, only to have her lap deleted before returning to the pits for fresh tyres 10 minutes in.

Chadwick set a 1m57.812s to put the championship leader in front, and improved by a further 0.1s a few minutes later.

Hawkins lapped 0.005s quicker with nine minutes remaining, with Powell almost immediately going faster, but again fell foul of track limits and was demoted down the order once more.

Kimilainen and Chadwick then beat Hawkins’ effort to move into first and second, 0.022s apart. Pulling moved up to third, with fellow Britons Powell and Abbie Eaton improving to fourth and fifth.

Kimllainen found more time by recording a 1m56.977s with five minutes to go, with Chadwick making the same improvement to again sit within 0.022s of the Finn.

Chadwick then moved ahead with a 1m56.758s, with Powell moving into third before Pulling responded to reclaim the position.

Beitske Visser demoted Powell to fifth in the final seconds with the fourth quickest time, while a late effort secured Fabienne Wohlwend sixth.

Marta Garcia was seventh ahead Eaton and Sarah Moore, who both set an identical time, with Hawkins rounding out the top 10. Belen Garcia was 11th ahead of Babickova.

Qualifying result
Position Driver Time Gap Laps
1 Jamie Chadwick 1m56.758s 13
2 Emma Kimilainen 1m56.977s +0.219s 13
3 Abbi Pulling 1m57.312s +0.554s 14
4 Beitske Visser 1m57.366s +0.608s 13
5 Alice Powell 1m57.415s +0.657s 13
6 Fabienne Wohlwend 1m57.441s +0.683s 13
7 Marta Garcia 1m57.615s +0.857s 12
8 Abbie Eaton 1m57.619s +0.861s 14
9 Sarah Moore 1m57.619s +0.861s 13
10 Jessica Hawkins 1m57.672s +0.914s 14
11 Belen Garcia 1m57.761s +1.003s 13
12 Tereza Babickova 1m57.910s +1.152s 14
13 Nera Marti 1m58.138s +1.380s 13
14 Chloe Chambers 1m58.172s +1.414s 14
15 Bruna Tomaselli 1m58.328s +1.570s 13
16 Juju Noda 1m59.580s +2.822s 13
17 Bianca Bustamante 2m00.642s +3.884s 13
18 Emily De Heus 2m01.726s +4.968s 13