American racer Chloe Chambers will be the Haas-supported driver in F1 Academy in 2024, the team has announced.
The 19-year-old from Indiana will race in Haas colors for Campos Racing in the all-female series’ second season, with 2024 seeing F1 Academy switch to become a support championship on the Formula 1 calendar. After competing in W Series in 2022, Chambers raced Porsches in North America last year, as well as finishing ninth in the Formula Regional Oceania Championship — formerly Toyota Winter Series — with one victory.
“I’m super excited to be driving for MoneyGram Haas F1 Team with Campos Racing in F1 Academy,” Chambers said. “Having the backing of Haas is going to open many doors for new experiences and it’s going to be a place where I can learn.
“I’m excited to be going to Miami for Haas’ and my home race — that’s a race I’m looking forward to. It’s my first season in F1 Academy, so I’m looking forward to getting good results and developing as a driver. I did some testing over the winter with Campos Racing, and the team and I work very well together.”
All 10 F1 teams have committed to supporting one driver each in F1 Academy, with that driver running the F1 team’s livery regardless of the junior team they are driving for. New Haas team principal Ayao Komatsu says Chambers has been integrating herself at Banbury.
“As a father to two karting enthusiasts myself, I know the importance of representation in encouraging the next generation to take that leap and follow their dreams,” Komatsu said. “It was great to meet Chloe and see her enthusiasm for the season ahead, and the team thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her at the factory — from speaking with our engineers, participating in pit stop practice and undertaking her first media obligations.
“MoneyGram Haas F1 Team fully supports Formula 1 and F1 Academy in its objectives, and we’re committed to increasing the talent pool of young girls and women entering the sport, utilizing our resources.”
Chambers is the second American on the grid, with Lia Block joining Williams and racing for ART Grand Prix in 2024.
Seven F1 teams have now announced the drivers they are backing in F1 Academy, with Doriane Pin and Tina Hausmann — Mercedes and Aston Martin respectively — racing for Prema. Alpine-backed Abbi Pulling will race for Rodin Motorsport, while McLaren’s Bianca Bustamante joins Block at ART and Sauber junior Carrie Schreiner is paired with Chambers at Campos.