Alex Powell

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Alex Powell
NationalityJamaica Jamaican
BornSeptember 2007 (age 14)
Miami, Florida, USA
Current teamEnergy Corse Srl

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Alex Powell (born 18 September 2007) is a Jamaican go-kart racer. He is a member of the Mercedes Junior Team.[1]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

In 2015 Powell competed in the Barbados Regional Championship for the first time in a kart race. After that, he also travelled outside the Caribbean to gain more experience. In the 2016 season, he finished third in the Florida Winter Tour in the Micro ROK class. In the same year the Jamaican won the Epcot Challenge. He also competed in the SKUSA Summer Nationals and ROK Cup USA, finishing second in the national championship.

2017 was another busy year for Powell, who competed in a variety of karting championships. He finished third in the Florida Winter Tour, won the Midwest ROK Cup as well as the Epcot Challenge and was champion in the ROK Winter Cup.

The year after he competed in Europe for the first time and won the WSK Final Cup title in the 60 Mini class. Powell also finished third in the SKUSA SuperNationals XXII in the Mini Swift class and third in the Florida Winter Topur, this time in the Mini ROK category.

In the 2019 season the Jamaican competed for Energy Corse and won the ROK Cup Superfinal (Mini ROK) and the 24° South Garda Winter Cup (Mini ROK) with them. Powell also finished third in the WSK Super Master Series (60 Mini), third in the Italian Championship (60 Mini), fifth in the WSK Euro Series (60 Mini) and ninth in the WSK Champions Cup (60 Mini).

In 2020 Powell competed in various OK Junior classes in the karting world, including the WSK Champions Cup and the WSK Super Master Series. He also competed in the FIA Kart European and World Championships, again in the OK Junior category.[2]

Formula One[edit]

In April 2019 Powell was officially introduced as a member of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Team alongside Italian Andrea Kimi Antonelli.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Powell was born in Miami, Florida, in 2007 but is of Jamaican descent. His father John is a rally veteran who was successful in the Caribbean and his cousin is sprinter Asafa Powell.

Racing record[edit]

Karting career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Class Races Wins Points Position
2016 SKUSA SuperNationals XX Kartsport North America Micro Swift ? 0 0 26th
2017 Florida Winter Tour Rotax Micro Max ? ? 1818 4th
Florida Winter Tour Micro ROK ? ? 1676 3rd
2018 ROK Cup International Final Energy Corse Mini ROK ? ? - 2nd
WSK Final Cup 60 Mini ? ? 239 1st
2019 ROK Cup Superfinal Energy Corse Srl Mini ROK 5 3 - 1st
WSK Euro Series Energy Corse 60 Mini 25 4 175 5th
WSK Super Master Series 28 3 245 3rd
WSK Champions Cup 7 3 - 9th
2020 Rotax Max Challenge International Trophy Junior Max 5 0 58 10th
WSK Euro Series KR Motorsport Srl OKJ 14 0 48 17th
WSK Super Master Series Energy Corse Srl 22 0 - 54th
WSK Champions Cup 11 0 - 32nd

References[edit]

  1. "The top karting stars of 2020". 26 December 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  2. "Karting sensation Alex Powell hopes to rebound in FIA World Championship". 24 September 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  3. "Powell joins Antonelli as Mercedes F1-supported karter". 4 April 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2021.

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