Carmen Jordá named as Lotus development driver

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No, I don’t who she is either, or how far she’ll go. But, it doesn’t matter. Good to see women trying to make out in F1.

What I do know is that Jordá is the daughter of former racer José Miguel Jordá and has participated in the European Open Formula 3 Championship – where she achieved three podiums – the American Indy Lights Championship and most recently the GP3 Series.

 

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  1. I am sorry Clive, but where did you get that info about poduims for Jorda?
    . As far as I know, this lady NEVER finished in the top 3 of ANY class.

    In 2008 she got one point in the Spanish F3, while her teammate became champion in the same car.

    She quitted GP3 in 2014, and then replacement Stoneman won two races with HER car!

    So why she got the job from Lutos Genii, while F3 Euro champ Ocon was send away to DTM? I feel sad for Ocon whom sees his rival Max Verstappen to start in een week time in the Formula One!

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    • From Andy Stobart at Lotus:

      “Her first contact with professional competition was in karting with the Valencian Community’s Championship in 2001, when she was 12. Carmen achieved third position in the final standings and one year later she finished seventh in the Spanish National Championship. Her perseverance and determination already foretold the future that was awaiting her.

      After four years competing in karting whilst living in the United Kingdom, Carmen began contesting the European Formula 3 Open series category where she achieved three podium finishes and finished 4th in her second year.

      In 2010 Carmen moved to the USA to compete in the American Indy Lights Championship for the Andersen Racing 1 team where she achieved top ten finishes.

      In early 2012, when she was presented with the opportunity to sign with the Ocean Racing Technology team in the F1 feeder category GP3 Series, she returned to Europe. She raced in this highly competitive championship over the course of the past three seasons.”

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