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A picture taken on July 13, 2017, shows Tatiana Calderon, Colombian racing driver, posing next to her car at the Silverstone motor racing circuit, ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix . During the 68 different editions of the World Formula 1 Championship, only two women took the start of a Grand Prix, it was on 1976. Even if in theory women have access to all categories of motor racing, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) can not ignore that women are significantly fewer in the fields, and this starting from an early age. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC


MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Formulation One group Sauber says it has signed Colombian driver Tatiana Calderon as its take a look at driver for 2018.

The 24-year-old Calderon was the group’s improvement driver final season.

The group says ”she shall be finishing simulator coaching classes and training with engineers” throughout race weekends and on the group’s headquarters in Switzerland.

Calderon stated Tuesday she ”has been in a position to considerably broaden and develop my abilities as a race driver, and I’m satisfied that I shall be doing so all through this yr.”

Sauber says Calderon began her racing profession at age 9. She competed within the GP3 sequence that final two seasons, and can stay within the improvement sequence alongside together with her function as Sauber’s take a look at driver.

The final lady to take part in an F1 race weekend was Susie Wolff with Williams, who took half in a follow session on the 2014 British Grand Prix. Earlier than her, Italian Giovanna Amati competed with Brabham in 1992, however did not qualify for a race in three makes an attempt.

Spaniard Carmen Jordan was appointed a improvement driver for Lotus in 2015.

Sauber is debuting a partnership with Alfa Romeo this season, and its essential drivers are Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc. The group completed final within the constructors’ championship final season.

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