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Lotus signs Carmen Jorda: Formula 1 is becoming more female

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Lotus signs Carmen Jorda
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D he motorsport talent was Carmen Jorda from the cradle . As the daughter of racing driver José Miguel Jorda, the young lady came into contact with the subject at an early age. After 5 years as a kart driver, Jorda made her formula debut in 2005. The young driver then tried out many different series and racing cars.

3 years GP3 without points

From the LMP2 racer to Lamborghinis of the Super Trofeo series to the fast Indy Lights cars from the USA, Jorda gained a lot of experience. Since 2012 she has been regularly in the GP3, where the breakthrough has not yet occurred. The racing amazon has always waited in vain for championship points in the past 3 seasons.

Probably thanks to a certain women's bonus and her attractive appearance, the Lotus Formula 1 team became aware of the racing driver. For the 2015 season she has now been signed as an official development driver. The new job should not only provide the 26-year-old with simulator work, but also practical experience.

According to Lotus, Jorda will make her Formula 1 debut in the current Lotus E23 this season. However, the racing team left it open in what form this should happen. In any case, Jorda should be on site at various Grand Prix races to get a taste of Formula 1 and get to know the way the team works.

'She is a unique new addition to our team. We are very happy To be able to help her on her further career path. Of course we look forward to your feedback and your cooperation in the development of the E23 Hybrid, 'said Lotus F1 Managing Director Matthew Carter.

Carmen Jorda sees Lotus job only as a start

Jorda herself calls the job as a development driver a dream come true. 'It's a step towards my goals. I will work to develop myself as a racing driver and help the team develop the car by testing new parts in the simulator. This is a fantastic opportunity.'

'I know that this is just the beginning. The biggest challenges lie ahead of me. But to be a member of this team is a great honor for me. This is a great achievement, but I hope it will leads to much bigger things.

In our picture gallery we present the pretty Spanish woman in more detail.

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