Jorda to take part in test next week

  • 25 Feb 2018 10:49
  • comments 1
  • By: Filippo “Phil” Pollara

Spanish racer Carmen Jorda has confirmed on social media that she will be testing in Formula E for the first time this weekend in Mexico. The former Lotus and Renault F1 development driver made the announcement through a video on her Instagram page. In the clip, Jorda was testing the Mexico City circuit in a Mahindra Racing FE simulator. 

She briefly commented: "Very happy to be preparing for my first test with @fiaformulae car next week in Mexico E-Prix #CantWait #FormulaE." However, the post has since been deleted.

It is not fully established whether the 29-year-old will actually be testing for Mahindra, or for another Formula E team. A former competitor in the Indy Lights, GP2 and GP3 series, Jorda recently courted controversy when she was appointed to the FIA's Women in Motorsport Commission in late 2017.

The move, linked with an overall FIA plan to launch a six-race-women only Formula championship, was heavily criticised by others in the paddock due to past comments in which she suggested that women should race in their own championship because they were "unable to compete with men."

 

Fil Pollara

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • I hope she does well. I think she actually has a chance there. It was clear she was just being used as a prop in Formula 1 as a symbol of women participation. Also it helps that she is very pretty.

    • + 0
    • Feb 25 2018 - 23:00



AU Grand Prix of Australia

Local time 

View more photos

AU Grand Prix of Australia

Local time 

View more photos


Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Do you think Claire Williams should step down at Williams?


World Championship standings 2019

Show full world champion standings

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
Spain
24 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
24 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
11 - Oct 13
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar