Lotus F1 team appoints GP3 speedy Carmen Jorda as a Development Driver role. The team explained that her role, she will focus on assessing the latest developments of the 2015 challenger.
The Spanish racing speedy, made her first appearance in GP3 with Ocean Racing Technology in 2012 and her aim has always been F 1: “It feels like a dream come true to join Lotus F1 Team,” Jorda told Lotus F1 official website.
“I’ve been racing since I was ten years old so it was my dream to drive a Formula 1 car since I was very young.
“Joining Lotus F1 Team is a big step towards my goal. I will be working to improve myself as a driver as well as helping the team to develop the car by testing new developments in the simulator; it’s such a fantastic opportunity. I know this is just the beginning and the biggest challenge is yet to come but already being part of a team with such a history is a real honour. This is a great achievement, but an even greater opportunity which will lead to bigger and better things.” She added
Lotus F1 Team CEO, Matthew Carter: “We are happy to announce Carmen Jordáas a Development Driver for Lotus F1 Team and we are looking forward to working with her over the course of the season and ultimately seeing her behind the wheel of the car.
“Carmen will bring a fresh perspective to the team,” continued Matthew, reflecting on Carmen’s racing background which covers Formula 3 and Indy Lights, as well as the GP3 Series. “We have a strong programme for her attending Grands Prix as well as extensive time in our sophisticated simulation facility at Enstone. She is a unique addition to the team and we are looking forward to helping her progress her goals as well as receiving the benefit of her insights and contributions to the development of the E23 Hybrid.” (Lotus F1)