ALICE Powell was buzzing after getting her first taste of a Formula E car.

The Chipping Norton driver got behind the wheel of Envision Virgin Racing’s Gen2 vehicle for the series’ only in-season test in Morocco on Sunday, which followed last weekend’s ePrix.

Powell, 27, completed 83 laps at the Circuit Moulay El Hassan. but after traffic hindered her afternoon running she ended the session with a combined time of 1min 18.301secs.

It meant the Oxfordshire racer was only 21st-fastest, but it did not detract from the day.

Powell said: “It was a really good experience.

“To spend a race weekend as part of the team was really exciting.

“It was a whole lot different to anything I’m used to in terms of handling, no slick tyres and it’s obviously electric.

“The morning went reasonably well, but the afternoon wasn’t so great.

“I was yellow-flagged and there was traffic on my final max power runs.”

Powell drove consistently throughout the day and was two tenths of a second up on her best time before she was scuppered by traffic late in the session.

Alongside Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Jamie Chadwick, she was the only female driver in the field.

The pair have helped blaze a trail for women in motorsport, with Powell becoming the first to win a Formula Renault championship when she was 17.

In 2012 she was the first female driver to score points in the GP3 Series.

Meanwhile, Powell is an ambassador for Dare To Be Different, which inspires women and girls to get into racing.

Chadwick boasts a similarly impressive CV, as the first woman and youngest driver to win the British GT Championship, aged just 17, and the first woman to win a British F3 race.

The British pair are rivals in the W Series, with Chadwick winning last year’s inaugural season and Powell finishing third.

The second edition of the series is due to get under way on May 30, while Powell is also racing in the Jaguar I-Pace e-Trophy.

Despite a packed calendar, the Oxfordshire driver is open to another opportunity with Envision Virgin Racing in her quest to increase exposure for female drivers.

She said: “Overall the team were pretty happy and I’m so thankful.”

“I’ll still be in contact with the team so I’ll hopefully be working with them again soon.”