Carmen Jorda staying on as development driver at Renault
Spaniard reveals she'll return to race track with French firm's backing
By William Esler
Last Updated: 03/02/16 5:36pm
Carmen Jorda has revealed to Sky Sports News HQ she will be Renault's development driver in 2016 and will return to the race track this season.
The Spaniard held the role with the Enstone team, then known as Lotus, in 2015 and says her duties will extend beyond simulator work this year.
Jorda last raced in the 2014 GP3 championship, but will return to the track in 2016 with Renault's backing.
"I'm happy and I'm glad to be part of them as development driver and the exciting news is that I will be racing this year, not in F1, but in another series with Renault," Jorda told Sky Sports News HQ at the team's launch in Paris.
"It is not just going to be simulator and development work so it is great."
The Spaniard was part of the team as they battled financial problems last year and feels Renault have bought a squad with a great team spirit.
"We are like a family, we are a group of people and when we have bad moments we stay together and when we have good moments we are even closer," she added.
"The spirit of the team is very important and I think we have it and Renault is putting in the rest. I think we can achieve good things, we have a good project for the next three, four years, so it is looking great."
The first Barcelona test starts on Monday February 22 and the Sky Sports F1 Digital team will be providing live commentary from dawn until dusk on all four days of both Barcelona tests while Sky Sports News HQ will also deliver live updates from trackside.
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