American racer Chloe Chambers will be joining the 2024 F1 Academy grid as Haas have announced the 19-year-old as their nominated driver for the upcoming campaign, driving for Campos Racing.
Starting in karting aged eight, Chambers went on to win several regional and national Championships. In 2020, she became a Guinness World Record holder for the fastest vehicle slalom. Progressing to single-seaters the following year, she competed in the Formula 4 United States Championship before moving to W Series in 2022.
Last year saw Chambers make history in the Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship, becoming the first woman to start on pole and win a race in the series, earning her the “Most Improved Driver” award. Additionally, she raced in the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America.
Speaking on her announcement, Chambers said she’s delighted at the opportunity to develop herself over the course of the season.
“I’m super excited to be driving for MoneyGram Haas F1 Team with Campos Racing in F1 Academy. Having the backing of Haas is going to open many doors for new experiences and it’s going to be a place where I can learn.
“I’m excited to be going to Miami for Haas’ and my home race, that’s a race I’m looking forward to. It’s my first season in F1 Academy, so I’m looking forward to getting good results and developing as a driver. I did some testing over the winter with Campos Racing, and the team and I work very well together.”
Ayao Komatsu, Haas Team Principal, added: “As a father to two karting enthusiasts myself, I know the importance of representation in encouraging the next generation to take that leap and follow their dreams. It was great to meet Chloe and see her enthusiasm for the season ahead, and the team thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her at the factory – from speaking with our engineers, participating in pit stop practice and undertaking her first media obligations.
“MoneyGram Haas F1 Team fully supports Formula 1 and F1 Academy in its objectives, and we’re committed to increasing the talent pool of young girls and women entering the sport, utilizing our resources.”