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Alice Powell snaps Jamie Chadwick’s W Series win streak in Budapest

Race winner Alice Powell of Great Britain and Click2Drive Bristol Street Motors Racing (C), Second placed Jamie Chadwick of Great Britain and Jenner Racing (L) and Third placed Beitske Visser of Netherlands and Sirin Racing (R) celebrate on the podium during the W Series Round 5 race at Hungaroring on July 30, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Alice Powell snapped Jamie Chadwick’s eight-race W Series win streak to claim victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix Saturday.

The 29-year-old started off the weekend by claiming her first pole position of the season, to start on the front row in Budapest.

Saturday’s race was a rain-soaked affair, with drivers starting behind a safety car. Powell was able to get off to a clean start and establish her lead early as other drivers struggled in the wet.

Several drivers went off during the race, including Emma Kimilainen, who retired from the race after making contact with Jess Hawkins, and Bianca Bustamante, who ran wide before damaging her car. A late safety car was deployed, with Powell managing to get out ahead of Chadwick, despite the British star making a run from fifth place up to second.

Powell held Chadwick off down the stretch, with the Jenner Racing driver coming within four-tenths of a second of Powell with one minute reimaging in the race.

“First win of the year took a lot longer than I would’ve like to come around,” said Powell after the race. “Really good, really happy that we got the first win, first pole obviously this weekend on the board.”

Chadwick remains ahead in the W Series drivers championship with 143 points, 75 points ahead of Powell, who sits in second place.