Tatiana Calderón has completed her two days of testing with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team at Ferrari‘s test track in Fiorano.
The female Colombian driver first tested an Formula 1 car after the Mexican Grand Prix, completing a promotional event with Sauber and her fellow sponsor Escuderia Telmex. She also became the first female Latin-American driver to pilot an F1 car.
The GP3 Series driver was given another opportunity to drive an F1 car, completing 202 laps, equivalent to 594 kilometers over the two days in Italy in the V8-powered C32.
Calderón and Sauber focused on qualifying simulations and long-runs throughout the weekend, setting consistent lap times and endurance during her programme.
The twenty-five year old said she had an ‘interesting’ day of testing, and believes that her test will be beneficial to her development as a racing driver.
“It was another interesting day of testing,” said Calderón. “We focused on qualifying simulations in the morning, and long-runs in the afternoon. Overall, the past two days have been very beneficial to my development and I have gained valuable experience.
“The team did a great job in the preparation as well as the implementation of my programme and I felt comfortable in the car as well as on the track. I look forward to putting what I have learned to practice.”