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|
|Carlin Motorsport||Nobuharu Matsushita||Louis Delétraz|
|ART Grand Prix||Nikita Mazepin||Nyck de Vries|
|DAMS||Sérgio Sette Câmara||Nicholas Latifi|
|UNI Virtuosi Racing||Guan Yu Zhou||Luca Ghiotto|
|Prema Racing||Mick Schumacher||Sean Gelael|
|Sauber Junior Team by Charouz||Calum Ilott||Juan Manuel Correa|
|Campos Racing||Jack Aitken||TBA|
|BWT Arden||Anthoine Hubert||Tatiana Calderón|
|Trident Racing||Giuliano Alesi||TBA|
Image via FIA Formula 2 Championship
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