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Tatiana Calderon becomes the first female driver in F2

Colombian star takes a step closer to her dream of driving in Formula 1

Tatiana Calderon has made history by becoming the first female driver to sign for a Formula 2 team.

The 25-year old Colombian will drive for BWT Arden in the 2019 season and she will partner fellow new recruit Anthoine Hubert, the GP3 series champion.

Calderon, who is a test driver for the Alfa Romeo Racing F1 team, said the move has taken her a step closer to fulfilling the dream of one day driving in Formula 1.

She said: “I’m very excited to compete in the FIA F2 Championship with Team BWT Arden in technical partnership with HWA RACELAB. 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.”

Calderon had previously raced for Arden in the 2016 GP3 Series and 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.”

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