Carmen Jorda joined Lotus F1 as a development driver ahead of the 2015 season.
The 26-year-old works on an intensive simulator program at Lotus' base in Enstone, England.
But not everyone is a fan -- Williams' test driver Susie Wolff has spoken out against Ecclestone's idea, saying she prefers to test her mettle against men as well as women.
Alongside development work, Jorda is no stranger to photo ops, with her website stating she's "regularly found in the gym keeping fit, on the red carpet at glamorous events or in front of a TV camera presenting."
"Carmen is intelligent, incredibly determined and believes women have their place in motorsport," the website says of the Spaniard.