Chloe Chong joins PREMA Racing for 2023 F1 Academy season
Chloe Chong has become PREMA Racing’s second signing for the inaugural F1 Academy campaign, with the British-Canadian racer joining Bianca Bustamante at the Italian team for her single-seater debut.
After beginning competing in karts in the UK back in 2013, she made her first foray into the international karting scene in 2021, racing in the Rotax Max Euro Trophy and the IAME Ladies Cup in France.
Last year saw Chong race in the British Kart Championships X30 Junior Class and achieve one of the four finalist spots in the FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars Programme.
Speaking about the announcement, Chong said she is excited to continue her development as she progresses from karting to single-seater racing.
“This will be my first year in cars and it’s a dream come true to have been given the opportunity to make my debut with such a renowned team as PREMA. I look forward to working with them, both in and out of the car to form some solid foundations and results in F1 Academy.”
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PREMA Team Principal Rene Rosin added: “We always relish the chance to welcome new drivers from karting and having Chloe on board for her auto racing debut in our new F1 Academy team is particularly exciting.
"She has been impressive so far and she demonstrated it through the FIA Girls On Track - Rising Star selections and the FDA Scouting Camp. We think we spotted some great potential in terms of driving and mentality and knowing that she has so much road ahead makes us confident about our future together.”
The seven-round F1 Academy season kicks off with a trip to Spielberg, Austria on April 28-29.
For up-to-date news and information about F1 Academy, head to the official website here.