The Sauber F1 Team confirmed on Tuesday that they have signed GP3 driver Tatiana Calderon as their new Development driver. The Colombian had her first day with the Hinwil based outfit as testing continued at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya in Spain.
Calderon will participate in extensive simulator work at the factory in Switzerland and she will immerse herself in the Formula One team working closely with the engineers both at the factory and trackside during the 2017 season attending some races with the team.
Speaking about her new role, Calderon commented by saying:
I am extremely happy to join the Sauber F1 Team as a development driver. 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!
Sauber F1 Team Principal Monisha Keltenborn commented on the news by saying:
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.