Alfa Romeo reserve driver Tatiana Calderon continues her steady climb up the racing ladder. The latest rung that she has cleared is F2, after sealing a drive with Arden Motorsport.
The Colombian will become the first female to ever race in Formula 2. As it turns out, she will be partnering reigning GP3 Champion Anthoine Hubert for the 2019 season.
She is keeping her fingers crossed in hopes that the move will help steer her towards 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.
Arden 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.”
Given that 2018 F1 champion, George Russell has move up to the ‘Big Leagues’, it isn’t a long shot to see Calderon up there soon. If she does make it, she will create history as the first female racer in Formula One since Giovanna Amati in 1992. But anyway, here’s hoping for Calderon’s sake. She could have a chance of getting the Alfa Romeo seat sometime in the future.