BWT Arden have announced that Tatiana Calderon will be their second driver in their 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship Team. Tatiana will line-up alongside reigning GP3 Series Champion Anthoine Hubert, as both driver’s graduate to Formula 2 for their maiden campaigns.
The 25-year old Colombian is already familiar with the team, after racing with Arden in the 2016 GP3 Series.
“I’m very excited to compete in the FIA F2 Championship with Team BWT Arden in technical partnership with HWA RACELAB. It’s a new challenge in my career and a step closer to my ultimate goal to reach 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. Can’t wait for testing to start next week!” said Tatiana Calderon.
A year after, she became a Development Driver for the Sauber F1 Team in 2017, before being promoted to Test Driver for Alfa Romeo Sauber last season. She enjoyed her maiden run as she drove the team’s 2018 Formula One car during a promotional filming day at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on 30 October, following the Mexican Grand Prix.
After a strong FIA Formula 2 testing display at the Yas Marina Circuit for the Post-Abu Dhabi test, Tatiana heads into the season eager to build on this form and her experience within Formula One and Formula E teams, to challenge immediately from the start of the F2 season.
“We are delighted to welcome Tatiana back into the Arden fold. Her recent testing results in both FIA Formula 2 and Formula E have been very impressive and I am certain she will be a strong team- mate alongside Anthoine,” said Garry Horner – BWT Arden Team Principle & CEO.
The announcement, comes after the confirmation of a new technical partnership between BWT Arden and HWA RACELAB for the 2019 season, creating a strong baseline to start the pre-season testing, which kicks off at Jerez in late February in preparation for the opening round of the championship at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain, on the 29-31 March.
Photographs by Gregory Heirman.