Lotus F1 Team development driver Carmen Jorda is sure that she can prove her critics wrong and help to create more opportunities for women in motorsport.
Jorda joined the team back in February despite failing to score a single point in 44 GP3 races and recording a best finish of 13th in three years.
She has been on hand at every grand prix this weekend so far this season, spending time in the garage to get used to working with the team.
On Thursday, Jorda took part in a Q&A on Lotus’ Twitter account, and was asked whether she thought she could prove her critics wrong.
Jorda was also asked about her place within F1 given her lack of success in feeder championships.
Here are some other stand-out questions and answers from the Q&A.
Mouton finished second in the 1982 FIA World Rally Championship, and to this day is one of the pioneering women within motorsport.
Interestingly, she was asked about Jorda earlier this week, as reported by motorsport.com.
“If I would suggest names of female drivers who have what it takes to make it to F1, I’d say Simona de Silvestro, Danica Patrick, Susie Wolff or even Beitske Visser, who is performing well in the Formula Renault 3.5 series,” Mouton said.
“These girls have scored very good results in their career. Other less successful girls have managed to climb the motorsport ladder, but that has more to do with marketing strategies and political reasons, and I am not interested in that.”