Calderon joins Sauber as development driver


Sauber have signed a new development driver for this year’s championship with Tatiana Calderon joining the Hinwil team.

The 23-year-old Colombian will pair her GP3 commitments with duties at Sauber.

As a member of the team’s Young Driver Development Programme, she will take part in professional simulator training sessions and coaching with the engineers on-site during some grand prix weekends as well as in Hinwil.

“I am extremely happy to join the Sauber F1 Team as a development driver,” Calderon said. “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!”

Team boss Monisha Kaltenborn added: “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.”