Tatiana Calderon will continue to work with Alfa Romeo in 2019 as a test driver, the team has confirmed.
Calderon made her on-track Formula 1 debut with Sauber last year in Mexico, as part of a filming day for the Swiss squad. A few weeks later, she completed two full days of testing at the Fiorano circuit in the C32, the car Sauber competed the 2013 F1 world championship with.
Calderon said: "I’m extremely happy to continue as test driver for Alfa Romeo Racing this year, they’ve done a fantastic job from one year to the other and it’s always a privilege to work alongside such experienced people.
"They gave me my first opportunity to drive a Formula One car and I love being part of the team. Hopefully we can achieve great things together in the near future. I want to thank Frédéric Vasseur and Alfa Romeo Racing for believing in me and continuing this journey together.”
Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur added: “We are pleased to announce that we will continue our collaboration with Tatiana Calderón as test driver. The team is impressed by Tatiana’s commitment, persistence and skill.
"She delivered a good performance when she was given the opportunity to drive a Formula One car for the first time last season and has proven to be a valuable member of our team. Together, we will work on further developing Tatiana’s skills as a driver and the Alfa Romeo Racing project.”
This year, Calderon will race in the FIA Formula 2 championship with BWT Arden, after spending three years in the GP3 Series.