Rodin Carlin have introduced their first of three drivers for the inaugural F1 Academy season – signing Briton Jessica Edgar for the seven-round marketing campaign.
Edgar, cousin of Method 3 racer Jonny Edgar, started karting on the age of 5, and in 2021 made the longlist for the FIA’s Ladies on Monitor Rising Stars Programme.
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The 17-year-old took her first steps on the single-seater ladder final 12 months, competing within the GB4 Championship within the UK, ending seventh general with one podium end.
“I’m very pleased to have signed with Rodin Carlin for F1 Academy,” stated Edgar. “As quickly as I heard concerning the sequence, the backing of Method 1 and the groups and other people concerned, I used to be extraordinarily eager to be a part of this primary historic season.
“I do know the Rodin Carlin workforce fairly properly and to enter this primary season collectively is a dream come true. I’m actually excited to get the season underneath manner.”
Workforce Principal Stephanie Carlin added: “We’re very proud to announce our first driver in F1 Academy forward of what we anticipate to be an thrilling and historic season. Jess was already well-known to us, and the chance to work together with her in F1 Academy got here at precisely the suitable time in her profession.
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“With just one season in automobile racing to her title, there may be nonetheless loads to be taught, however Jess is extraordinarily motivated, and we stay up for unlocking her potential within the season forward.”
Edgar is the third driver to be introduced for the F1 Academy this 12 months, after Swiss racer Lena Buhler was confirmed to be racing for ART Grand Prix and Bianca Bustamante joined Prema.
- Rodin Carlin signal British racer Jessica Edgar for F1 Academy
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