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Carmen Jorda

Spanish motor racing driver

Carmen Jorda
development driver for the Lotus and Renault Sport Formula One teams Source: Google

Carmen Jordá Buades is a motor racing driver from Spain.  Her appointment by Lotus made her the eleventh woman in Formula One history to be part of a driver line-up.

Early Life and Family

Carmen Jordá Buades was born on May 28, 1988, under the sign of Gemini. She was reportedly born in Alcoy, Spain, but grew up in Valencia, Spain.

Although little is known about her family history and parents, her father is former motor racing driver Jose Miguel Jordá.

As a result of her father’s involvement in the arena, she was able to enter the field at a young age. Jorda has also not revealed her academic credentials.

During her adolescence, she competed in Master Junior Formula and later advanced to Spanish Formula 3.

 

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Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

Carmen Jorda has a slim figure and is athletically toned. Jorda is a fair woman with regular blonde hair and light brown eyes.

Not to mention, Jorda stands tall at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.75 meters) and weighs 60 kg (132 lbs).

 

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Professional Career

Jorda made her professional debut in the 2006 season. Jorda raced in the 2007 Spanish Formula 3 season, finishing fourth overall.

She began working in the F3 in 2008 and 2009 after competing in the Copa F300 standings. During her tenure, she was the first to compete in the new European F3 Open Championship.

She later raced in the Le Mans Series for the Q8 Oils Hache Team in the LMP2 class.

 

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Firestone Indy Lights Series

Jorda tested the cars for the Indy Lights Series twice before signing with the series. She first raced for Walker Racing at Sebring International Raceway on January 19, 2010.

Following that, she went to Barber Motorsports Park to test the Indy Light Series cars for Andersen Racing.

Following this, she was assigned to the Indy Light Series on March 8, 2010, to present for the Firestone Indy Lights Series full time.

Her debut ended in 11th place, her best career finish,

She did, however, miss races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Iowa Speedway, and Watkins Glen International shortly afterward.

But she was back at Toronto’s Exhibition Place and Edmonton City Centre Airport for the Edmonton Indy 100.

She also missed the championship games at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Infineon Raceway, and Chicagoland Speedway.

She was also absent from the Kentucky Speedway and the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

and her first top-10 finish.

Formula 1

Carmen debuted in F1 on February 6, 2015, after years in the GP3 motors.

In addition, after beginning as a development driver for Lotus, Jorda became the 11th woman in Formula 1 history to be part of a team’s driver lineup.

Carmen debuted in F1 on February 6, 2015, after years in the GP3 motors. v

In addition, after beginning as a development driver for Lotus, Jorda became the 11th woman in Formula 1 history to be part of a team’s driver lineup.

 

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Controversies

Jorda has had a controversial journey in the racing series, which she won due to her zero scores.

Unfortunately, she has no wins, poles, or fastest laps to her credit. Her best finish to date was the 28th place finish in her 2012 games.

Formula One Developmental Driver

When Carmen Jorda was announced as Formula One’s development driver in February 2015, she was heavily criticized.

They started calling her a “marketing gimmick” because she hadn’t won a championship since the Master Junior Formula Series in 2005.

She had worked in GP3 and the Indy Series for many years, but she only finished 28th in the final standings.

As a result, they concluded that she was chosen solely for her appearance or her money.

Michèle Mouton, the FIA’s Women & Motor Sport Commission at the time, said she was the worst choice for the position.

He had also suggested names for the positions, including Simona de Silvestro, Danica Patrick, Susie Wolff, and Beitske Visser.

As a result, in response to Mouton, Jorda stated that she was in that position because of her determination and dreams, much like the Lotus. It was apparently during her interview with Motorsport.com.

Simultaneously, she was castigated by Vice’s writer, James Newbold, who claimed that her signings were based solely on her appearance.

Along with that, he provided her race records from previous years, concluding that she was sending the wrong message to the market.

Net Worth and Endorsements

Carmen Jorda’s net worth is currently estimated to be around $5 million. However, the majority of her earnings come from brands and editorials rather than her car racing career.

In fact, Jorda has been the face of a brand or chosen as an ambassador for a number of them, including Carrera eyewear from Safilo.

Jorda was also the face of Adidas during Stella McCartney’s spring presentation in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, she was named the new ambassador for Bell & Ross’s feminine collection. Aside from that, she has participated in a number of editorial photoshoots.

Relationship Status| who is her Boyfriend?

Jorda is currently single and unattached. Furthermore, she has not been recently involved in any scandals or controversies.

 

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However, in 2008, Jorda was rumored to have dated Fonsi Nieto, a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.

Although little is known about their relationship history, many sources claim they divorced in 2010.

Not to mention that Fonsi is the nephew of Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Ángel Nieto.

Aside from that, she was rumored to have dated actor Alex Gonzalez in 2017 before they split up.

Jorda is currently enjoying her single life by traveling to exotic vacation locations and spending quality time with her family and friends.4

Social Media Presence

Regarding her social Media, she uses Instagram under the username as Carmen Jorda (@carmenjorda), with 444k followers.

Likely, you can find her on Twitter as Carmen Jorda (@CarmenJorda), with 63.3k followers.

FAQs

Where does Carmen Jorda live?

Carmen Jorda now lives in Valencia, Spain.

How many races has Carmen Jorda entered?

Carmen Jorda has reportedly entered 142 races to date.

Is Carmen Jorda dating Lewis Hamilton?

Carmen Jorda and Lewis Hamilton are not a couple. They are simply good friends.

 

Quick Facts:

Full Name Carmen Jordá Buades
Date of Birth May 28, 1988
Birth Place Alcoy, Spain
Nick Name None
Religion Non-religious
Nationality Spanish
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign  Gemini
Age 34 years old
Height 5’7″/170 cm
Weight 60 kg/132 lb
Hair Color Regular blonde
Eye Color Light Brown
Body Type Slim
Father’s Name Jose Miguel Jordá
Mother’s Name Name Unknown
Siblings Unknown
Education Unknown
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend  None
Profession Motor racing driver
Series worked in  Firestone Indy Lights Series
Le Mans Series
European F3 Open
Master Junior Formula
Former Teams  Ocean Racing Technology
Bamboo Engineering
Koiranen GP
Debut Season  2006
Active Years 2006-2016
Net Worth Around $5 million
Social Media InstagramTwitter

 

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Written by Jami Thompson

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