Points in F1 Academy alongside the Miami Grand Prix

May 6, 2024

Jess Edgar recorded a second point-scoring finish in F1 Academy at the weekend (May 3-5), taking a seventh-place finish in race one alongside the Miami Grand Prix.

Ahead of the meeting, Jess unveiled a new look as she will represent American Express, sporting a custom race suit, and for the remaining races, with a custom livery featuring American Express and Shop Small® branding, as well as the logo of a local small business.

On track at the Miami International Autodrome – which weaves around Hard Rock Stadium – she didn’t qualify as well as she’d hoped, meaning it would be hard work in both races to move forward.

With a sensible, trouble-free run in the opening race on Saturday afternoon, she gained four positions to cross the line seventh and recording back-to-back points finishes after success in Saudi Arabia.

For race two Jess enjoyed an entertaining battle with Nerea Marti, winning out after the pair passed and re-passed each other. Back in seventh position again, she pushed on to pull out a gap but was unlucky to lose the rear and spin at turn seven, falling to 14th where she would finish.

Jess is part of both the BRDC Rising Stars and Motorsport UK Academy Team UK in 2024, as she is recognised as one of Britain’s growing talents in the sport. She will return to F1 Academy over the weekend of June 21-23, competing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.

Championship: 8 (18 points)

Jess Commented: “It was a tough weekend in Miami, unfortunately. We didn’t have the best of qualifying sessions and knew that was going to make it hard for us in the races. In the first one I found it tough starting back in P11, but I kept it out of trouble and finished P7, which was good as we scored points.

“In race two I was fighting for seventh with Nerea Marti for a few laps, but unfortunately a spin put us out of contention. I will continue to work hard from now until Barcelona and do my very best to get some better results there.”