Jul.9 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Carmen Jorda says she is still on course to make her formula one driving debut at some point in the future.

The 27-year-old former GP3 racer and Spaniard is now a regular at grands prix in 2015, as she works as a ‘development driver’ for Lotus.

But so far, she has not actually driven the car.

Jorda, however, wrote in a column for Spain’s El Mundo newspaper: “I have a few days off in Valencia now before returning to work in the simulator next week.

“I must also keep training for my first test in a formula one car, which is moving closer with every day.

“I cannot tell you the date yet,” Jorda admitted, “but hopefully I can give you some news soon.”

Jorda also had words of encouragement for F1’s two Spanish rookies this year, including the Manor driver Roberto Merhi.

“‘Teto’ is doing a great job in formula one,” she said.

“Under the pressure of facing each race without knowing if it is his last, he is doing a very solid year despite the lack of resources of his team.

“I’m sure many teams will be taking note,” added Jorda.

“As for Carlos Sainz, for me he is the revelation of the year, as he almost always beats his teammate (Max Verstappen).”