Tatiana Calderon gets second Sauber test, at Fiorano


Just a few weeks after her maiden run in an F1 car at Mexico City, Colombian Tatiana Calderon will get a second test with Sauber, set to take place this weekend at Fiorano.

Calderon ran only a limited number of laps at the wheel of Sauber's 2018 car, the test taking place during a filming day at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

At Fiorano, the 25-year-old will enjoy two full days of running with a 2013-spec Sauber C32 "to advance in her learning process and development".

"It is great to be behind the wheel of a Formula One car again so quickly after my debut last month where I drove the Sauber C37 at a Promotional Event in Mexico," said Calderon.

"This next step will be even more special, as I will complete two full days of testing in the Sauber C32-Ferrari.

"It will be exciting to gain further experience and to learn more about these cars. I look forward to continuing to work, develop, and improve together with the team.

"I want to thank the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team for giving me this opportunity and for believing in my capabilities."

As she aims to become the first female driver to compete in an F1 Grand Prix since Italian Lella Lombardi in 1976, Calderon has set her sights on graduating from GP3 to Formula 2 next season.

"We are pleased to have Tatiana Calderón completing two days of testing at Fiorano," added Sauber team boss Fred Vasseur.

"She impressed the team with her dedication, focus, and skills at a recent Promotional Event.

"We are convinced that Tatiana has what it takes to drive at the highest level and look forward to seeing her progress and gain more experience at the upcoming test."

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