Chloe to contest three races at fabulous Red Bull Ring venue
Chloe Grant gets her F1 Academy campaign underway this weekend (28-29 Apr) when the Scottish teenager makes her race debut for the ART Grand Prix team.
Seventeen-year-old Grant, from Perth, heads for the stunning RBR circuit located in the foothills of the Styrian mountains having clocked-up over 1,100km in testing this month.
Ecurie Ecosse “driver” Chloe, who has never previously been to Austria, gained valuable experience of the 150mph Tatuus single-seater along with her rivals in trials at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain) and Paul Ricard (France).
The Loughborough College student, who recently passed her [road] driving test, now focusses on the challenges her first visit to the fast, undulating 2.68-mile RBR will pose as the inaugural season roars into action. Her season is supported by Laser Tools, John Clark Motor Group, Kevin Cuthbert PT and Fierce Racing.
Five teams field a total of 15 drivers in the 21 race, seven-event championship. Two qualifying sessions will be staged on Friday with three races on Saturday.
“I’m really excited to get the season started and want to finish inside the top-10 and push on from there. I’m feeling good as our two pre-season tests have gone well. ART couldn’t have given me better support and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do when the field finally goes head-to-head this weekend.
“We achieved what we wanted to in testing and made good progress. There was a lot of work to do in terms of tyre management, which has been the biggest element I’ve learned in the two tests, but ART has been fantastic. My race and quali runs have gone well but you can’t predict what’s going to happen on the day.
“I have done a lot of laps of the Red Bull Ring circuit on the simulator so that should help me. I’m setting my expectations modestly for the first round and don’t mind if it’s wet which would definitely make for interesting races!”