GB4’s Grant in contention for Ferrari Driver Academy spot

GB4’s Grant in contention for Ferrari Driver Academy spot

01 August 2022

Graham Brunton Racing with Laser Tools Racing’s Chloe Grant has been named as a participant in the FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars programme, with a place on the Ferrari Driver Academy potentially up for grabs.

Grant’s place on the programme has come after a worldwide search for promising racing talent; across the past few months, 146 national sporting authorities were contacted by the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission to help assist with discovering upcoming racing talent.

Over 80 nominations were received, but just six senior drivers were selected by the commission to progress to the next stage of the programme at Circuit Paul Ricard in France.

Grant, and two other British competitors (Chloe Chong and Macie Hitter) will compete against three other international drivers in on track kart sessions as well as in off-track workshops. 

The six drivers will be cut to four afterwards, and will then be presented with the opportunity to participate in the FIA Ferrari Driver Academy Formula 4 Scouting Camp in November. The winner of that will then join the Ferrari Driver Academy, one of the highest-regarded F1 junior schemes around.

Full developmental training will be afforded to the winner and they will also compete in the Italian F4 Championship next year.

Grant said: “I am very pleased to be selected for the senior category for the Girls on Track Rising Stars Programme, it would be a dream come true to join the Ferrari Driver Academy but I am well aware the worldwide competition for places is extremely competitive.

“I can’t wait to take to the Circuit Paul Ricard in four weeks time! I would also like to thank Motorsport UK as well as FIA Women in Motorsport and their partners: Ferrari Driver Academy, Iron Dames, Pirelli, OMP, Winfield, Circuit Paul Ricard and 321 Performance for this incredible opportunity.”