Grant boosts F1 Academy bidposted in OTHER08 | 05 | 2023

    SCOTS SINGLE-SEAT racer Chloe Grant boosted her debut season in the inaugural F1 Academy by scoring two top-seven placings, including a superb fourth place, in the latest triple-header in Valencia, writes Jim McGill. (Related: Mitchell denied record third Silverstone 500 win by 1.3secs)

    The 17-year-old from Perth began Race 1 in Spain from an excellent third on the 15-car grid and came home a solid 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 from sixth place, Ecurie Ecosse driver Grant recorded a solid seventh place, prior to crossing the finishing line fifth in the third race 24-hours later after another third-row start. (Related: Chloe Grant gets F1 Academy seat)


    Unfortunately, Grant was subsequently given post-race penalties but heads to Barcelona after two days of testing at Valencia, impressively placed ninth in the championship standings. (Related: Wylie bags double Porsche ProAm win)

    “Overall it was a good weekend,” Grant, backed by Laser Tools, John Clark Motor Group, Kevin Cuthbert PT and Fierce Racing, stated. “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.”

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    Jim McGill

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