February 26, 2015

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Lotus has named Carmen Jorda as its Formula One development driver.

Lotus says the Spaniard will be ''put through her paces thanks to a comprehensive fitness regime to prepare for the opportunity'' to drive its car.

Jorda says ''I've been racing since I was 10 years old so it was my dream to drive a Formula One car since I was very young.''

Williams test driver Susie Wolff drove during last week's tests at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.

Italian driver Lella Lombardi was the last woman to race in F1 in 1976.

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