Lotus names Spanish woman Carmen Jorda development driver

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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