W SERIES: Chadwick storms to Hungaroring win from pole ahead of title rival Powell
It was a Hungary Grand Slam for reigning champion Jamie Chadwick as she took victory from pole position with the fastest lap to boot at the Hungaroring, to lead the Series.
Veloce Racing's Chadwick beat rival Powell (Racing X) and led the whole race, a flurry of fastest laps giving her a 10-second lead by the chequered flag. With her fourth Series victory, Chadwick is now one point clear of compatriot Powell in the standings.
W Series Academy racer Nerea Marti took a maiden W Series podium, and was followed by team mate Irina Sidorkova – who passed 2019 series runner-up Beitske Visser (M Forbes) at the start and held the P5 finisher off by 0.68s.
Ecurie W driver Emma Kimilainen passed Puma's Marta Garcia late on for P6, but contact between the pair at Turn 11 with three minutes left saw them summoned to the Stewards after the race.
Belen Garcia took eighth for Scuderia W, Veloce's Bruna Tomaselli ninth and Jessica Hawkins of Racing X rounded out the top 10.
Miki Koyama took her best finish since the season-opener with P12 for Sirin Racing, behind M Forbes' Ayla Agren, by passing Abbie Eaton in the dying stages. However, the two made contact and face a post-race investigation.
Silverstone runner-up Fabienne Wohlwend lost her front wing from contact in the opening lap and ended up retiring from the race after nine laps.
Round 5 of W Series sees the field head to Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on August 27-28.