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Carmen Jorda is a Development Driver for Lotus F1 Team for the 2015 season. Carmen will attend Grands Prix and Formula 1 tests throughout 2015 for Lotus F1 Team as well as undergoing a significant simulator programme at the team’s base in Enstone. Carmen will drive the E23 Hybrid on track during the course of 2015.

With her father, ex-driver Jose Miguel Jorda, as a role model it is no surprise that Carmen fell in love with motor racing from a very early age.

Her first contact with professional competition was during the Valencian Community’s Championship in 2001, when she was 12. Carmen achieved third position in the Championship and one year later, 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 competing in the European Formula 3 Open series category and 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.

In early 2012, when she got the opportunity to sign with the Ocean Racing Technology team in the F1 feeder category GP3 Series, she decided to come back to Europe. She became the first women to sustain at this level for 3 years in a row.

In addition to Carmen's clear driving expertise, the Spaniard is regularly found in the gym keeping fit, on the red carpet at glamorous events or in front of a TV camera presenting.

Carmen is intelligent, incredibly determined and believes women have their place in motorsport just as any other sport in the world. Carmen is an inspiration for every women competing for a professional seat in motorsport or in their own discipline and she will continue to fight to achieve her own goals.
Carmen Jordá is the 2015 Development Driver for Lotus F1 Team. Carmen will attend Grands Prix and Formula 1 tests throughout 2015 as well as undergoing a significant simulator programme at the team’s base in Enstone. Carmen will take her seat in the new E23 Hybrid throughout the season.

With her father, ex-driver Jose Miguel Jorda, as a role model it is no surprise that Carmen fell in love with motor racing from a very early age.

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

Carmen is intelligent, incredibly determined and believes women have their place in motorsport just as any other sport in the world. Carmen is an inspiration for every women competing for a professional seat in motorsport or in their own discipline and she will continue to fight to achieve her own goals.
Carmen Jorda
Carmen Jorda
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Carmen Jorda
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Lotus F1 Team
Lotus F1 Team is one of the most exciting teams in any form of motorsport, operating at the very pinnacle of the genre, Formula 1. With Championship titles in its makeup, the team has always displayed outstanding efficiency on its route to glories and for 2015 the team is poised for a return to the giant-killing performances for which it has become famous. Located deep in the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside in the United Kingdom, the team consists of almost 500 people dedicated to the construction, development and deployment of its highly sophisticated Formula 1 cars which race across the globe in one of the world’s most popular sports.

The team’s lineage started in 1981 with Toleman, running through Benetton, Renault F1 Team and Lotus Renault GP before adopting its current guise, Lotus F1 Team, in 2012. After having one of the fastest cars in the field in 2013, last year proved to be a challenge with the radical new regulations, and all the lessons learnt from 2014 have been applied to its latest car, the E23 Hybrid, which is the first to benefit from power by Mercedes-Benz.

Lotus F1 Team runs in its iconic black and gold livery with three stars representing the three Constructors’ World Championships achieved by the team, in 1995 as Benetton with Michael Schumacher and in 2005-6 as Renault F1 Team with Fernando Alonso. An impressive roster of other drivers have driven for the squad over the years, including Aryton Senna – who made his F1 debut for Toleman – Derek Warwick, Gerhard Berger, Nelson Piquet, Martin Brundle, Jenson Button, Jarno Trulli and Kimi Räikkönen.

For 2015, the team runs with Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado as its race drivers, with reigning GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer Third and Reserve Driver. Carmen Jordà joins as a Development Driver conducting a programme which will ultimately see her behind the wheel of the E23 Hybrid.
Lotus F1 Team is one of the most exciting teams in any form of motorsport, operating at the very pinnacle of the genre, Formula 1. With Championship titles in its makeup, the team has always displayed outstanding efficiency on its route to glories and for 2015 the team is poised for a return to the giant-killing performances for which it has become famous. Located deep in the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside in the United Kingdom, the team consists of almost 500 people dedicated to the construction, development and deployment of its highly sophisticated Formula 1 cars which race across the globe in one of the world’s most popular sports.

The team’s lineage started in 1981 with Toleman, running through Benetton, Renault F1 Team and Lotus Renault GP before adopting its current guise, Lotus F1 Team, in 2012. After having one of the fastest cars in the field in 2013, last year proved to be a challenge with the radical new regulations, and all the lessons learnt from 2014 have been applied to its latest car, the E23 Hybrid, which is the first to benefit from power by Mercedes-Benz.

For 2015, the team runs with Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado as its race drivers, with reigning GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer Third and Reserve Driver. Carmen Jordà joins as a Development Driver conducting a programme which will ultimately see her behind the wheel of the E23 Hybrid.