Edgar to contest F1 Academy with Rodin Carlin

Jessica Edgar has signed with Rodin Carlin in a move which will see her compete in the inaugural season of F1 Academy.

The series, which has been set up to help women racers through the junior single-seater ladder towards Formula 1, will feature seven rounds in total.

The Cumbrian, who is also related to Formula 3 driver Jonny Edgar, competed in the GB4 Championship last year where she ended the campaign seventh, with a podium finish at Oulton Park also to her name.

She is hoping to make her mark on the championship from the off.

“I’m very happy to have signed with Rodin Carlin for F1 Academy,” she told carlin.co.uk.

“As soon as I heard about the series; the backing of Formula One and the teams and people involved I was extremely keen to be part of this first historic season.

I know the Rodin Carlin team pretty well and to go into this first season together is a dream come true. I’m really excited to get the season underway.”

The 17-year-old joins Lena Buhler, Bianca Bustamante and Narea Marti on the grid, with the trio having signed with ART Grand Prix, Prema and Campos Racing respectively.

“As soon as I heard about the series; the backing of Formula One and the teams and people involved I was extremely keen to be part of this first historic season.”

Jessica Edgar, F1 Academy driver

That leaves 11 more seats in the series to be taken, and Rodin Carlin’s vice team principal Stephanie Carlin said the team is excited to help their new driver develop.

“We’re very proud to announce our first driver in F1 Academy ahead of what we expect to be an exciting and historic season,” she told carlin.co.uk.

“Jess was already well known to us, and the opportunity to work with her in F1 Academy came at exactly the right time in her career.

“With only one season in car racing to her name, there is still plenty to learn, but Jess is extremely motivated and we look forward to unlocking her potential in the season ahead.”

Details of F1 Academy’s 2023 schedule will be released in due course.

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