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Carmen Jorda Drives Formula E Car

Carmen Jorda turns first laps in Formula E car in Mexico City…

Former Renault and Lotus Formula 1 development driver Carmen Jorda got her first experience of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship this weekend in Mexico City, having sampled the championship’s test car prior to Saturday’s E-Prix.

Jorda, who was recently elected to the FIA’s Women in Motorsport commission, was invited to try her hand in the all-electric Spark SRT_01E and came away impressed with its capabilities.

She had completed simulator work with Mahindra prior to the test.

“I loved it,” Jorda said. “Actually, I have a good impression. I thought it was going to have less grip and downforce, but no, it really surprised me.

“It’s a challenging car as well as you have to manage so many things, that in a regular car, you don’t have to.

“It’s difficult, too, with the braking and power and energy. It’s different racing, but I enjoyed it.”

Jorda, who hasn’t raced competitively since 2016, indicated a desire to one day compete in Formula E.

“I think it’s a great championship; it’s growing. I think it’s the future as well,” she said.

“Looking forward to maybe being here soon.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of e-racing365. Dagys, who launched the industry-leading Sportscar365 in 2013, spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. timsson

    March 4, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    If a team does sign her, I hope they like coming last.

  2. S

    March 4, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    If Carmen Jorda race here and so too Haryanto and Haryanto keeps finishing last I’ll kick myself

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