The British racer will take part in the seven round series which will enter its inaugural season in 2023.
Edgar will be joined by two Rodin Carlin teammates in the newly announced F1 Academy, which will kick off later this year with seven rounds in total. Designed to help accelerate the progress of women racers through the junior single-seater ladder towards Formula 1, just 15 drivers will take part run by five teams also competing in the Formula 3 and Formula 2 Championships.
Edgar, cousin of F3 racer Jonny Edgar, will make her racing debut outside the UK this season after competing in the GB4 Championship in2022. The young British racer finished seventh in GB4 taking several top five finishes and a podium at Oulton Park.
Speaking about the season ahead, Edgar said,
“I’m very happy to have signed with Rodin Carlin for F1 Academy. As soon as I heard about the series; the backing of Formula One and the teams and people involved I was extremely keen to be part of this first historic season. I know the Rodin Carlin team pretty well and to go into this first season together is a dream come true. I’m really excited to get the season underway.”
Team Principal Stephanie Carlin added,
“We’re very proud to announce our first driver in F1 Academy ahead of what we expect to be an exciting and historic season. Jess was already well known to us, and the opportunity to work with her in F1 Academy came at exactly the right time in her career. With only one season in car racing to her name, there is still plenty to learn, but Jess is extremely motivated and we look forward to unlocking her potential in the season ahead.”