BWT Arden‘s Tatiana Calderón looks ahead to an ‘very interesting’ weekend in Azerbaijan as she hopes to build on from the last round in Bahrain in the FIA Formula 2 championship.
Calderón got her debut season of Formula 2 underway at the Sahkir International Circuit in Bahrain, where the Colombian driver performed well in the races after qualifying down in nineteenth place.
The twenty-six year old managed to perform strongly in the feature race towards a thirteenth place finish, using the alternative strategy to good effect and finishing ahead of drivers in her rookie class. In the sprint race, Calderón rounded off the weekend with a fifteenth place finish.
After a short break, Formula 2 returns around the streets of the Azerbaijan capital, where it has seen its fair share of chaotic races and results.
For the first time in her career, Calderón will tackle the Baku City Circuit and but is excited to take on the challenge of the street circuit with its variety of slow corners, twisty elements and the 2.2 kilometre straight to round off the lap.
“I’m very excited to get back to racing, and obviously Baku is a new track for me,” said Calderón
“It seems pretty challenging, with a high-speed sector three, all the technical parts in sector two and 90-degree corners at the start of the lap.
“You need good braking stability even though you’re running low downforce because of the long straight, which means set-up is always a compromise. I’m looking forward to discovering a new track, as it’s been a while since I’ve done that, and it will also be my first time with the supersoft tyre compound.
“I think it will be a very interesting weekend like we’ve seen in previous years at this track and hopefully we can build on what we did in Bahrain.”