top of page
Search
  • Writer's pictureRACERS

Jessica Edgar returns to Rodin Motorsport for sophomore F1 Academy campaign

F1 Academy race winner Jessica Edgar will get a chance to keep up the momentum and returns to Rodin Motorsport for a second year in the all-female championship.


F1 Academy grid, Monza 2023
Photo credits: Racers - Behind the Helmet

Jessica Edgar will return to her second season of F1 Academy - and will team up once again with Rodin Motorsport as she continues her progress in single seaters.

Edgar, a race winner and multiple podium finisher in the 2023 season, will race in F1 Academy colours in the opening race of the 2024 season.


 “I am really excited to be working with Rodin Motorsport once again this year. We had a good 2023, constantly improving each time we went out in the car, and I hope we can do the same.", Jessica said.


“I would like to say a big thank you to Rodin Motorsport for the opportunity to return to the F1 Academy grid and keep building on what I learned last year.”


18-year-old Edgar was arguably one of the drivers that improved the most in 2023, having entered the series as one of the youngest drivers and with only one prior year of single seaters under her belt. The young British driver - who comes from a racing family with great motorsport tradition - in fact made a name for herself in karting before stepping up to formula cars in the 2022 GB4 Championship, in the series' inaugural season.


In her first year in race cars, Edgar scored her first podium with a second place at Oulton Park, at the series' second round; she continued to perform very consistently and was one of the only two full time drivers to finish every race - and to score points in every race. She finished the season seventh in the championship standings with 296 points, having collected one podium and four top-5 finishes.


Jessica then joined Rodin Carlin for the first ever season of F1 Academy - and the young talent secured a podium in her first ever race, a third place at Red Bull Ring that would be one of four podiums.


A consistent point scorer throughout the year, Egdar was the only F1 Academy driver to complete every race in 2023. In the second half of the season - from Zandvoort onwards - Jessica found more speed as well as confidence: she was twice just off the podium at the Dutch round, then returned to the rostrum in Monza, where she was third across the finish line, beating her teammates in a photo finish. Monza's reverse grid race turned out to be another top five and, while Le Castellet was another solid round in terms of points, her breakthrough weekend came at the season finale in Austin.


Jessica scored a spectacular pole position at Circuit of the Americas and, after a third place in race 2, she pulled off a dominant victory, keeping Nerea Marti and series champion Marta Garcia behind, with a remarkable performance that also included her first fastest lap.


In the winter break, Jessica had positive test days and entered the Abu Dhabi Trophy Round of the F4 UAE championship. A second year in F1 Academy represents a great opportunity for the British racer to carry momentum and continue developing as a driver; the speed shown at the end of the 2023 season suggests that Edgar might be a steady contender for the top five and, with an expert teammate like Pulling as well as Lola Lovinfosse, Rodin Motorsport can aim for podiums and victories in a grid that is looking once again highly competitive.


“Jess showed brilliant potential in F1 Academy with us last year, and we are really excited to work with her again this season" - Benn Huntingford, Team Manager commented. "We ended the 2023 season on a high in Austin, so it will be really exciting to see how Jess develops further with us this season.”


The 2024 F1 Academy season will support F1 in seven triple headers, starting from the Saudi round at Jeddah on 8-9 March.

0 comments

Comments


bottom of page