Tatiana Calderon becomes Sauber’s development driver, the Swiss team announced. The Colombian, who will turn 24 on March 10th, started her racing career in karting back in her home country when she was 9. In 2012 Calderon moved to Europe competing in several single seater racing series. For 2015 she finished second overall in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000. In 2016 Calderon moved on to the GP3 Series. In addition to becoming a Sauber F1 Team Development Driver, she will compete in the GP3 Series again in 2017.
The Sauber F1 Team will provide Tatiana with an extensive Young Driver Development Programme. It includes professional simulator training sessions and coaching with the engineers on-site during some GP weekends as well as in Hinwil.
Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“We are very pleased to welcome Tatiana onboard to the Sauber family. We have the opportunities and facilities to provide Tatiana a professional platform on which she can further develop her knowledge and skills in racing. I am convinced that we can provide her lots of in-depth motorsport know-how for her future career in racing.”
“I am extremely happy to join the Sauber F1 Team as a development driver and want to thank Monisha Kaltenborn and the whole team for giving me this opportunity. I am grateful to be working with such an established Formula 1 team. And to benefit from its long experience. I look forward to working with the team and learning as much as I can. It is a step closer to my dream – one day competing in Formula 1!”
Tatiana Calderon’s Career:
|2016||GP3 Series, 21st|
|2015||MRF Challenge Formula 2000, 2nd|
|2014||Formula 3 European Championship, 15th|
|2013||British Formula 3 International Series, 7th|
|2012||European F3 Open, 9th|
|2011||Star Mazda Series, 6th|
|2005 – 2010||Karting|
— Tatiana Calderon (@TataCalde) 23 February 2017