Tatiana Calderon has returned to Japan for the first time since April to compete in the penultimate round of the Japanese Super Formula championship season with the ThreeBond Drago Corse team at Twin Ring Motegi. The Colombian has had a busy six months since her last spell in Japan having been competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Richard Mille Racing while she also made a trip to the United States to test with the AJ Foyt Racing NTT IndyCar Series team where she showed impressive pace in the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet, so much so she is being considered as a potential replacement for Sebastien Bourdais who is set to return to full-time IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship competition in 2022.
Speaking about her return to Japan this weekend, Calderon said:
I’m very happy to be back in Japan for the first time since April. It’s been a very long time since I last drove the Super Formula car, but I’ve been in close contact with the ThreeBond Drago Corse team, closely following the races I’ve missed from afar and learning about the car evolution. There are some new things I will have to get used to, and there’s only one practice session before qualifying, so I don’t expect it to be easy at all – especially when everyone has already raced once at Motegi. But I’m excited to be back, to experience the Japanese culture again and hopefully see a lot of fans at the track.