ART Grand Prix have announced Chloe Grant as their third and final driver for the inaugural F1 Academy season, becoming the fourth team to complete their line-up. The 16-year-old British racer will be partnering Léna Bühler and Carrie Schreiner at the French team.
Grant began her karting career aged seven, racing in the East of Scotland Kart Club. After finishing third and second in consecutive years in their Cadet Championship, she secured the 2017 ESKC Junior Championship title in the Minimax class.
In 2020, she became the youngest driver to earn a Motorsport UK Junior Racing Driver Licence in Scotland, before winning the CKRC and BWRDC Kart Sport Championship titles. This was followed by a switch to car racing in 2021, where she drove in the Junior Saloon Car Championship.
Moving over to the UK’s GB4 Championship the following year, Grant finished ninth in the Standings, achieving 10 top 10 finishes in the final 12 races of the season.
Speaking about her announcement, Grant said she was ready to seize the new opportunities in the series.
“I am really excited to contest this season with ART Grand Prix. We share the same ambition for winning and with the history and victory that ART Grand Prix carries, I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together. It's a privilege to join their long list of successful and talented drivers. The F1 Academy presents an opportunity to us female drivers that we haven't seen before, and I know we have a competitive inaugural grid. I can't wait to get started!”
ART Team Principal Sébastien Philippe added: “ART Grand Prix is happy to accompany Chloe in her first year of international competition. Last season, she showed a glimpse of her talent and determination, which had already enabled her to have a great career in karting. This development corresponds perfectly to the philosophy of our Company, which is proud to participate in this new sporting and individual journey.”