Tatiana Calderon’s climb up the racing ladder has continued after she secured an F2 drive with Arden Motorsport.
The Alfa Romeo reserve driver will become the first female to race in Formula 2 and will partner reigning GP3 Champion Anthoine Hubert over the course of the 2019 season.
Calderon is hoping the move will help propel her toward the ultimate goal of reaching Formula 1.
“I’m very excited to compete in the FIA F2 Championship with Team BWT Arden in technical partnership with HWA RACELAB,” Calderon said.
“It is a new challenge in my career and a step closer to my ultimate goal: Formula 1.
“I want to thank my sponsors Coldeportes and Escudería Telmex-Claro for making it happen and to my family for always giving me their unconditional support.
“I’m sure we will achieve great things together. I can’t wait for testing to start next week.”
The 25-year-old had previously raced for Arden in GP3 and the team are delighted to her back.
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Team principal Garry Horner added: “We are delighted to welcome Tatiana back into the Arden fold.
“Her recent testing results in Formula 2 have been very impressive and I am certain she will be a strong team-mate alongside Anthoine.”