Chambers soars to first F1 Academy victory

Haas junior Chloe Chambers brought an end in Barcelona on Sunday to Abbi Pulling’s four-race winning streak in the F1 Academy championship.

It was the 20-year-old American’s first win in the all-female series, and a triumph the Campos Racing charger sealed in dominant fashion.

Chambers snatched the lead from Pulling at the start and never looked back. She drove away comfortably, securing the win by a commanding margin of over six seconds over her Alpine rival, with Hamda Al Qubaisi completing the podium.

Pulling’s win on Saturday coupled with her runner-up sport on Sunday has allowed the Briton to extend her lead in the championship to 147 points, with Mercedes protégé Dorian Pin and Chambers second and third in the standings with 81 points each.

The F1 Academy’s next round will take place at the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort at the end of August.