Rodin Carlin signs British racer Jessica Edgar for F1 Academy

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Rodin Carlin has unveiled the primary of three drivers for the F1 Academy inaugural season – signing Briton Jessica Edgar for the seven-round marketing campaign.

Cousin to Components 3 racer Jonny Edgar, Edgar began karting on the age of 5 and was positioned on the FIA’s Women on Observe Rising Stars Program longlist in 2021.

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The 17-year-old took his first steps on the singles ladder, competing within the GB4 Championship in England final yr, ending seventh total with a podium end.

“I’m very joyful to have signed with Rodin Carlin for the F1 Academy,” stated Edgar. “As quickly as I heard in regards to the present, the help of Components 1 and the groups and folks concerned, I used to be extraordinarily excited to be part of this primary historic season.

“I do know the Rodin Carlin crew fairly properly and going into this primary season collectively is a dream come true. I am actually excited to kick off the season.”

Group Principal Stephanie Carlin added: “We’re proud to announce our first driver at 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 with him at F1 Academy got here at precisely the precise time in his profession.

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“Despite the fact that there is just one season in automotive racing, there’s nonetheless loads to study however Jess is extraordinarily motivated and we stay up for unlocking her potential subsequent season.”

Edgar is the third driver to be introduced for the F1 Academy this yr, after Swiss racer Lena Buhler was confirmed to race for the ART Grand Prix and Bianca Bustamante joined Prema.

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