Laser Tools Racing supports driver Chloe Grant in the new 2023 F1 Academy series

Laser Tools Racing supports driver Chloe Grant in the new 2023 F1 Academy series

Laser Tools Racing is delighted to confirm their support of Chloe Grant in the new all-female F1 Academy series. Chloe has joined ART Grand Prix and the 17-year-old British racer will be part of a three-car line-up at the French team.

Founded by Formula 1, the F1 Academy is a brand new all-female championship for 2023. It features seven events all staged on famous Grand Prix tracks, 21 races in total, and includes a season finale alongside F1’s United States Grand Prix in Texas in October. The series is aimed at developing and preparing young drivers to progress to higher levels of competition.

Speaking about her announcement, Chloe said she was excited about the new opportunities that the series would bring: “I couldn't be prouder to invite Laser Tools Racing on board for another exciting year of racing, this time, with F1 Academy!

“This is my second year with Laser Tools Racing and we share the same passion for winning! The F1 Academy has presented an amazing opportunity and with the capability of ART Grand Prix, I can't wait to get started!”

Keith Anderson, Motorsport Sponsorship Liaison for Laser Tools Racing commented: “We were very impressed with Chloe’s performance in last year’s GB4 championship and are excited to be supporting her in this very prestigious F1 Academy series. With Chloe we can continue with Laser's ethos of spotting young talent and then developing that talent on the race track.”

Chloe’s racing career started in 2013, competing in the East of Scotland Kart Club where she secured the award for best up and coming driver for the 2014 season. Remaining here for the next two years, she finished 3rd then 2nd before moving on to Minimax, securing the ESKC Junior championship. 

In 2020, Chloe became the youngest driver (13 years old) to secure a Motorsport UK Junior Racing Driver License in Scotland. In subsequent years she went on to win the CKRC Championship and the BWRDC Kart Sport Championship. 2022 saw her take part in the GB4 Championship’s inaugural season with Laser Tools Racing where she finished 9th overall, securing 10 top 10 finishes from 12 races in the second half of the year.  Chloe was recently selected as a Ecurie Ecosse “driver” — for Scotland’s very own national racing team that has nurtured young Scottish talent like David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti and Allan McNish.

The Loughborough College student is currently completing a two-year Enhanced Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) course provided by Motorsport UK Academy. Chloe will test for the ART Grand Prix team for the first time next month in Spain and France, when the 15-car grid come together prior to the first race.

F1 Academy 2023 Calendar:

Round 1           Spielberg, Austria:                   28-29 April

Round 2           Valencia, Spain:                       05-07 May

Round 3           Barcelona, Spain:                    19-21 May

Round 4           Zandvoort, Netherlands:         23-25 June

Round 5           Monza, Italy:                           07-09 July

Round 6           Le Castellet, France:                29-30 July

Round 7           Austin, USA:                            20-22 October