Sauber signs female development driver

28/02/2017
NEWS STORY

Sauber has announced the recruitment of Colombian Tatiana Calderon as a Development Driver for 2017.

The 23-year-old started her racing career in karting back in her home country when she was nine years old.

In 2012 she moved to Europe competing in several single seater racing series. To mention one highlight, in 2015 she finished second overall in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000. In 2016 she moved on to the GP3 Series.

In addition to becoming a Sauber Development Driver, she will compete in GP3 again this year.

The Swiss team will provide Calderon with an extensive Young Driver Development Programme which includes professional simulator training sessions and coaching with the engineers on-site during some GP weekends as well as in Hinwil.

"We are very pleased to welcome Tatiana to the Sauber family," said Monisha Kaltenborn. "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 team as a development driver," added Calderon. "I want to thank Monisha Kaltenborn and the whole team for giving me this opportunity, and also Escuderia Telmex for their support. 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!"

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Published: 28/02/2017
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