Tatiana Calderon to test Alfa Romeo F1 car
Tatiana Calderon will be back in the cockpit of a F1 car on 23-24 August at Circuit Paul Ricard, France.
Alfa Romeo F1 Team announced that on 23-24 August young drivers Tatiana Calderon and Juan Manuel Correa will get the opportunity to drive a 2013 Sauber C32 Formula 1 car at the Circuit Paul Ricard, in the South of France.
It will be the third F1 outing for Colombian Tatiana Calderon, after she first tasted the Formula 1 machinery in Mexico City last October, where she drove the 2018 C37 and became the first latin-American woman to drive a F1 car.
The test was followed by a second outing at Fiorano Circuit, Italy, in the 2013 Sauber.
Calderon currently competes in the FIA Formula 2 championship and is the first woman to have entered the highest F1 feeder series since the birth of GP2 (2005).
Friday's test at Paul Ricard is part of the development programme set out by the Italian-Swiss team for its associated drivers.
“I’m really thankful to Alfa Romeo Racing for giving me another opportunity to drive a Formula One car, following my previous two runs last year." - commented Calderon.
"I’m very happy to be able to work with the team on the track once again and continue to learn and develop further as a driver. I look forward to making the most from this new experience.”
Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal of the Alfa Romeo squad, commented: “Our team has a proud history of nurturing young talent and we take this part of our mission very seriously. Both Juan Manuel and Tatiana have proven to be valuable members of our team, working with us at the factory and trackside, and this opportunity in the car will help them progress even further in their understanding of Formula One and in building their relationship with the engineers and crew.”
Calderon racing schedule will resume on 30th August in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, for the ninth round of the FIA Formula 2 championship.
In Tatiana's words:
"I’m very happy to be able to work with the team on the track once again and continue to learn and develop further as a driver."
Ph credits: F2 Media