The Sauber F1 Team has confirmed that Tatiana Calderón will be joining the Hinwil based squad as a development driver for the 2017 FCormula One Championship season.

The 23-year-old started her racing career in karting back in her home country of Colombia when she was just nine years of age.

In 2012 she moved to Europe to compete in several single seater racing series, a highlight being when, in 2015, she finished second overall in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000.

In 2016 Calderón moved on to the GP3 Series, support race to Formula 1.

In addition to becoming a Sauber F1 Team Development Driver, she will compete in the GP3 Series again in 2017.

“I am extremely happy to join the Sauber F1 Team as a development driver,” she said. “I want to thank Monisha Kaltenborn and the whole team for giving me this opportunity, and also Escuderia Telmex for their support. I am grateful to be working with such an established Formula 1 team and to benefit from its long experience. I look forward to working with the team and learning as much as I can. It is a step closer to my dream – one day competing in Formula 1!”

The Sauber F1 Team will provide Tatiana Calderón with an extensive Young Driver Development Programme which includes professional simulator training sessions and coaching with the engineers on-site during some GP weekends as well as in Hinwil.