Tatiana Calderón has been confirmed as a test and development driver for the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team, her fourth consecutive season with the Hinwil-based outfit.
The Colombian racer will combine her duties with the team with her Super Formula drive in Japan in 2020, with the twenty-six-year-old also stepping up the role of Team Ambassador for Alfa Romeo.
In her three previous seasons with the team, she has driven a Formula 1 car on three separate occasions, with her first outing coming in a demonstration run in Mexico City back in 2017. She also tested at Fiorano in 2018 before taking to the track at the Circuit Paul Ricard in 2019.
Calderón says she is eager to continue working with Alfa Romeo in 2020 and she feels there is some ‘great opportunities’ to continue to grow and learn this season.
“I’m extremely happy to continue as a Test Driver and become Team Ambassador for Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in 2020,” said Calderón. “Continuity is so important in our sport, we have been together four years and it has been a great journey which has provided me with some great opportunities to grow and learn.
“I’m very thankful to the team for their continued belief and support to my career. We are all ready to give our best this year.”
Calderón ‘has been faultless’ in Previous Test Runs – Vasseur
Frédéric Vasseur, the Team Principal of Alfa Romeo, says Calderón has been ‘faultless’ every time she has stepped into the cockpit for the team, and he cannot wait to work with her again in 2020.
“I am delighted Tatiana will stay with our team for 2020, taking over the role of Team Ambassador as well,” said Vasseur. “Over the last three seasons, she has become a part of the family and her contribution to the team is increasingly valuable.
“She has been faultless every time she stepped in the cockpit and we are looking forward to working with her again.”