Calderon set to be F2’s first female racer

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Calderon set to be F2’s first female racer

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Calderon set to be F2’s first female racer

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The BWT Arden team has announced Tatiana Calderon as its second driver for this year’s 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship. The 25-year old Colombian will join reigning GP3 Series champion Anthoine Hubert on the team, as both drivers graduate to the top ladder series below F1.

Calderon, who raced with Arden in the 2016 GP3 Series, has served as a test and development driver for the Sauber (now Alfa Romeo) F1 team the past two years. She tested an F2 car in Abu Dhabi test last fall, as well as a secend generation Formula E car for the Techeetah team last month.

“I’m very excited to compete in the FIA F2 Championship with Team BWT Arden in technical partnership with HWA RACELAB. It is a new challenge in my career and a step closer to my ultimate goal: Formula 1,” Calderon said. “I want to thank my sponsors Coldeportes and Escudería Telmex-Claro for making it happen and to my family for always giving me their unconditional support. I’m sure we will achieve great things together. I can’t wait for testing to start next week!”

BWT Arden F2 car. Image by Malcom Griffiths/F2.

BWT Arden team principal Garry Horner added: “We are delighted to welcome Tatiana back into the Arden fold. Her recent testing results in Formula 2 have been very impressive and I am certain she will be a strong teammate alongside Anthoine.”

BWT Arden and HWA RACELAB recently confirmed a technical partnership for the 2019 season, which opens at the Sakhir International Circuit in support of the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 29-31.

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