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Chadwick takes lights-to-flag home W Series win as rivals clash · RaceFans

Jamie Chadwick gained her house W Series spherical from pole, extending her title lead with a fourth consecutive victory.

Chadwick had taken pole from Emma Kimilainen, with Alice Powell third after her qualifying lap had been reinstated by stewards after being initially deleted for observe limits.

At the beginning, Chadwick bought away with the lead, Kimilainen initially trying as if she had a greater launch however unable to beat the title chief into the primary nook. Powell held onto third however Pulling was crushed to fourth by Fabienne Wohlwend into flip one.

Before the tip of the primary lap, Powell was famous as underneath investigation for being out of place forward of the Safety Car line throughout the formation lap. She was issued a ten-second stop-go penalty, successfully ending her race.

Jessica Hawkins flew previous Abbie Eaton by way of Copse to take sixth, feeding Eaton again into the chasing pack. A lock up for Wohlwend with 22 minutes to go noticed her lose locations to Abbi Pulling and Beitske Visser, dropping her all the way down to fifth.

Marta Garcia was compelled to pit for a brand new entrance wing with 19 minutes left within the race, following contact with Emely de Heus. Her authentic wing was trapped beneath the automotive, her race successfully destroyed by a protracted cease that turned an prolonged mechanical operation.

By the midway level within the race, Chadwick had a greater than 5 second lead. However, with 13 and a half minutes remaining, rain began falling round Silverstone.

Chadwick, out forward on her personal, was in a position to prolong her lead by one other second, whereas the centre pack of drivers continued to battle. Eaton made an try and take again sixth from Hawkins however in any other case drivers appeared to settle because the rain failed to scale back grip ranges by sufficient to trigger drivers an excessive amount of difficulties.

Just earlier than the beginning of the ultimate lap, Pulling and Kimilainen collided into Club whereas battling over second place, spinning Kimilainen and stopping each on observe briefly. However, each had been in a position to get going once more. Pulling was now in second however appeared to gradual alongside the previous pit straight, permitting Kimilainen again into second. The incident between Pulling and Kimilainen is underneath investigation by the stewards.

Chadwick, in the meantime, had crossed the road 19.4 seconds forward of Kimilainen, extending her clear sweep of W Series wins to this point this season. Pulling crossed the road in third place to finish the rostrum, simply forward of Wohlwend.

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W Series race outcomes

Position Car Driver
1 55 Jamie Chadwick
2 7 Emma Kimilainen
3 49 Abbi Pulling
4 5 Fabienne Wohlwend
5 95 Beitske Visser
6 21 Jessica Hawkins
7 44 Abbie Eaton
8 22 Belen García
9 32 Nerea Marti
10 26 Sarah Moore
11 97 Bruna Tomaselli
12 63 Tereza Babickova
13 8 Chloe Chambers
14 27 Alice Powell
15 4 Emely de Heus
16 10 Juju Noda
17 9 Bianca Bustamante
18 19 Marta Garcia

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