Lotus have announced that they have appointed GP3 racer Carmen Jordá as a development driver for the 2015 season.
Lotus have announced that they have appointed GP3 racer Carmen Jordá as a development driver for the 2015 season. The role will see the Spanish racer drive the team’s current car at some point during the season, although the team did not specify if that would be at a test.
The 26-year-old last year contested seven of the nine rounds of the GP3 championship, racing for the Koiranen team. In her third season in the championship she recorded a best placing of 17th in the sprint race art Silverstone and repeated the placing in the feature race at Spa-Francorchamps. Prior to GP3 she raced in the US Indy Lights series, the European F3 Open Championship band in Spanish F3.
“It feels like a dream come true to join Lotus F1 Team,” said Jordá. “I’ve been racing since I was 10 years old so it was my dream to drive a Formula One 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.
Lotus CEO Matthew Carter added that Jordá will bring “a fresh perspective to the team”.“We have a strong programme for her attending Grands Prix as well as extensive time in our sophisticated simulation facility at Enstone,” he added. “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.”
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Carmen Jordá joins Lotus as development driver
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