Tatiana Calderón will be the first female racing driver to compete in the current-era FIA Formula 2 Championship after completing the BWT Arden team’s line-up for the 2019 season.

The Colombian previously drove for the Arden squad when she made her full-time GP3 Series debut in 2016, with subsequent seasons spent at DAMS (2017) and Jenzer Motorsport (2018). Her last campaign in the third-tier series was her most successful, achieving a best race finish of seventh en route to claiming sixteenth overall in the Drivers’ Championship standings.

After testing for the Sauber-aligned Charouz team at the end-of-season F2 test in Abu Dhabi, Calderón – who has been associated with the Sauber (now Alfa Romeo) Formula 1 team for the past two years – was later confirmed as teammate to GP3 Series champion Anthoine Hubert at the HWA-affiliated Arden outfit.

“We are delighted to welcome Tatiana back into the Arden fold,” Arden team principal Garry Horner commented.

“Her recent testing results in Formula 2 have been very impressive and I am certain she will be a strong teammate alongside Anthoine.”

“I’m very excited to compete in the FIA F2 Championship with Team BWT Arden in technical partnership with HWA,” Calderón added.

“It is a new challenge in my career and a step closer to my ultimate goal: Formula 1. I’m sure we will achieve great things together. I can’t wait for testing to start next week!”

2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship – Provisional Entry List
Team Drivers
Carlin Motorsport uk Nobuharu Matsushita Louis Delétraz
ART Grand Prix fr Nikita Mazepin Nyck de Vries
DAMS fr Sérgio Sette Câmara Nicholas Latifi
UNI Virtuosi Racing uk UNI-Virtuosi Racing Guan Yu Zhou Luca Ghiotto
Prema Racing it Mick Schumacher de Sean Gelael
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz cz Calum Ilott Juan Manuel Correa
Campos Racing es Jack Aitken TBA
MP Motorsport TBA TBA
BWT Arden uk Anthoine Hubert Tatiana Calderón
Trident Racing it Giuliano Alesi TBA

Image via FIA Formula 2 Championship

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