Could Abu Dhabi see a female driver back in F1?

Alice Powell seen during the 2014 Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire, England.

Jakob Ebrey

With Marcus Ericsson’s sudden departure from the Caterham F1 team, there may be a new face in the field if the team can raise enough money to make the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

In fact, Powell is even doubtful about the situation herself. “It is all news to me,” Powell told Sky Sports, “I only found out this morning when I saw it in the Daily Mail.”

Another individual who is backing Alice Powell’s venture into motor racing is British Prime Minister David Cameron.

“Alice has my full backing in her desire to compete at Formula One.

“No woman has raced in Formula One for nearly 40 years and not only would it be great for Alice and great for Britain but it would be great for Formula One.”

The Caterham F1 team missed the last two Formula One Grand Prix after heading into administration, and has so far has used crowdfunding to raise around half the money necessary in order to make next weekend’s season finale.