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Sauber sign Tatiana Calderón as development driver for 2017 // Another fresh face for F1 simulator work

Published by Christine Blachford

Sauber sign Tatiana Calderón as development driver for 2017
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The Sauber team have new faces all over the place at the moment – they’ve welcomed Pascal Wehrlein to the team for 2017, but he’s had to be deputised by Antonio Giovinazzi in testing due to injury. And now they’ve signed a new development driver, Tatiana Calderón for the 2017 season. The Colombian racer will combine her development driver duties with a stint in the GP3 series, which she also participated in last year.

Team boss Monisha Kaltenborn said: “We have the opportunities and facilities to provide Tatiana with a professional platform on which she can further develop her knowledge and skills in racing.” And Tatiana herself added: “I’m grateful to be working with such an established F1 team and to benefit from its long experience. I look forward to working with the team and learning as much as I can. It’s a step closer to my dream – one day competing in Formula One!”

Calderón will be given training on the simulators at the factory, as well as spending time learning from the engineers during race weekends where possible.