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Future female racing stars driving Vauxhall Corsa-E

The all-electric Vauxhall Corsa-e has helped find the next female racing stars as part of the global Formula Woman competition. More than 700 women got behind the wheel of the Corsa-e at three different racetracks in the UK – Bedford Autodrome, Knockhill Racing Circuit and Anglesey Circuit – The competition was open to women over 17 with a full driving licence and little or no previous racing experience.

During the day, the participants learned the fundamentals of driving on track, including racing lines and racecraft. Through analysing their performance in the Corsa-e as well as on the other tests, Formula Woman judges were able to pick 50 finalists from the 740 entries who will progress to the next round. 

The zero-emissions-in-use Corsa-e features a 50kWh battery, giving a range of up to 222 miles. Supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, an 80% charge takes just 30 minutes, while a 100kW (136PS) electric motor enables the Corsa-e to accelerate from 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds.

Formula Woman is currently preparing the 50 finalists for the next round of assessments on 2nd and 3rd March. From there, 15 drivers will progress to the penultimate stage of the competition on 4th March. The six winners will then be selected on 10th-11th March, when Vauxhall will also be providing two Corsa-e models for the finalists to use for track familiarisation. From the six winners, four drivers will claim the prize of a full season competing in the GT Cup championship, with two reserves.

For more information visit www.vauxhall.co.uk and www.formulawoman.co.uk

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