Rodin Motorsport’s Jessica Edgar remains on track in F1 Academy campaign

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Jessica Edgar, daughter of Jason Edgar – owner of J Edgar Nissan in Cumbria – has returned for a second F1 Academy campaign, racing with Rodin Motorsport.

F1 Academy is a female-only single-seater racing championship founded by Formula One.

The Edgar family have been involved in motorsport racing since 1960 when her great-grandfather Iredale Edgar bought his first kart and Jessica is now the fourth generation of Edgars to practise motor racing.

Her father Jason, who owns and manages the J Edgar Nissan dealership in Frizington, Cumbria, has also won several British Karting Championships.

Nineteen-year-old Jessica will be looking to build upon her promising rookie campaign, which saw her open her account with a podium in Spielberg Race 1.

Further third-place finishes followed in Monza and Austin before she ended the season in triumph with her maiden victory, helping her to secure eighth in the Drivers’ Standings.

Speaking about her return, Edgar said: “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 again.’’

Some of today’s most successful drivers have passed through the doors of the team, including racers in F1, IndyCar, WTCC and DTM.

Current F1 drivers such as Lando Norris, George Russell and Kevin Magnussen among others, add up to almost half of the current F1 field who are alumni.

The team, formerly known as Carlin, became Rodin Motorsport earlier this year following investment from Australian businessman and entrepreneur David Dicker and the departure of founder Trevor Carlin.

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