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Will Tatiana make history in F1 era?

Calderon was the first woman to win national karting championships in Colombia and the United States.

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Will Tatiana make history in F1 era?
Tatiana ready to create history. Photo: F1

Tatiana Calderon a new hope.Tatiana Calderon Noguera (born March 10, 1993) is a Colombian racing driver who is the test driver for the Alfa Romeo Formula one team and races for BWT Arden in the FIA Formula Two Championship.

Born into a family of car dealers, Calderon began in ho-karts at the age of nine, and was the first woman to win national karting championships in Colombia and the United States.

She progressed to car racing at the age of 17 in the Star Mazda Championship, taking two podiums in the 2011 season, a victory in the 2014 Florida Winter Series, and was runner-up in the 2015-16 MRF Challenges in Formula 2000 Championship. Calderon was the first woman to stand on the podium in the British Formula 3 International Series and the first to lead a lap in the FIA Formula 3 European Chsmpionship.

From 2016 to 2018, she competed in the GP3 Series. Calderon has been employed by the Sauber Formula One team (later Alfa Romeo Racing) as a development and later a test driver. In 2019 she was signed by BWT Arden to drive for them in 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

Since the age of nine while growing up in Colombia, Tatiana Calderon knew she wanted to race cars. She and her family would go to the races on a regular basis, and kart racing became her favorite hobby.

Today, the 26-year-old is the test driver for the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team and races for BWT Arden in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, making her the first woman to be poised to race in Formula One in 43 years.

The last woman to race in the pinnacle motorsport competition was Italian racer Leila Lombardi, and the first was Italian racer Maria Teresa Filippis.

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