Chloe Grant: F1 Academy — Valencia

Chloe Grant: F1 Academy — Valencia

Chloe impressively lies ninth in F1 Academy standings after opening six races.

The Laser Tools Racing driver looks forward to more F1 Academy action in Barcelona later this month (19-21 May), hugely boosted after scoring two top-seven placings — including a superb fourth place in the latest races.

The 17-year-old began Race 1 at Valencia in Spain from an excellent third on the 15-car grid and came home a brilliant fourth after 17-laps. Grant, the best-placed British driver in both instances, was denied a podium finish by less than four-seconds in only her fourth F1 Academy race.

Beginning Race 2 on Saturday from sixth place, Ecurie Ecosse “driver” Grant recorded a solid seventh place prior to crossing the finishing line fifth in the third race on Sunday after another third-row start.

Unfortunately, Chloe was subsequently given post-race penalties but heads to Barcelona after two days of testing at Valencia (8-9 May), impressively placed ninth in the championship standings.

Her season is supported by Laser Tools, John Clark Motor Group, Kevin Cuthbert PT and Fierce Racing.

Chloe reflects: “Overall it’s been a good weekend. I’ve shown in Valencia that I have the pace, that I’m a big contender in the series and will become even stronger with more mileage in the car and experience with the team.

“Saturday was a really good day with a fourth and seventh, scoring solid points in both races. I lost a position in both races at the start but from then on, my pace was very good coming home fourth, my best result so far in the series, and seventh.

“Race 3 was a mixed combination of emotions. I took the chequered flag in fifth, which was another good, solid result, but unfortunately, I collected penalties dropping me to P11.

“I’ve gone from P14 to ninth in the championship standings and aim to progress with every race starting at Barcelona later this month.”


 Race 1:

  • Qualifying Position: 3rd
  • Result: 4th

 Race 2:

  • Start Position: 6th
  • Result: 7th
Race 3:
  • Qualifying Position: 6th
  • Result: 11th


  • Latest Championship Position/Points: 9th (17 Points)