Spanish racer joins up as development driver.
Carmen Jorda has joined up with Lotus to become the second female backup driver on the Formula One circuit, the Daily Mail reports.
The 26-year-old has spoken of her joy at the deal, as she prepares to link up with Lotus on a one-year deal, doubling the female presence on the Formlula One grid.
“It feels like a dream come true to join Lotus F1 Team,” she said.
“I’ve been racing since I was 10 years old so it was my dream to drive a Formula 1 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.”