Tatiana Calderón has joined Sauber in a development role ahead of the 2017 season. The Swiss team scoop up the 23 year old who last year competed in the GP3 series.
The Colombian spent three years in Formula 3 before making the move to GP3, where she raced for Double R, Jo Zeller and Carlin. She says that the Sauber role is a great opportunity.
“I am extremely happy to join the Sauber F1 Team as a development driver," she said. "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!”
Team principal at Sauber Monisha Kaltenborn is also happy to have her as part of the team, to help her grow and develop new skills.
"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.”
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