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Tatiana Calderon facing “uncertain future” after F2 finale

by Ida Wood

Arden International driver Tatiana Calderon may not return to Formula 2 next year after this weekend’s Abu Dhabi season finale.

The Colombian, in her rookie F2 season, is currently a pointless 22nd in the standings with two races left to go.

HWA Racelab will take over Arden’s F2 entry for 2020, with Calderon’s team-mate Artem Markelov already signed for the team. Calderon, however, is unlikely to remain with the squad.

?It?s been a long break since Sochi, so I?m definitely looking forward to the last race of the season,” she said.

“We?ve had time to think, analyse and reset, also the future is a little bit uncertain so I don?t know if it?s going to be my last race in F2 so I want to make sure we can do the best possible job, hopefully finish on a high in Abu Dhabi.

?It?s a place I enjoy driving a lot, it?s going to be a night qualifying and first race, so hopefully [I can] bring home some good results that can help for the future.?

Prior to F2, Calderon spent three years in fellow Formula 1 support series GP3, with Yas Marina being one of only two circuits where she scored points in both races in a weekend.

Arden’s F2 team manager Kenny Kirwan also commented on the team’s last weekend in F2.

?It?s our final race of the season, and as an F2 team,” said Kirwan.

“We?re very confident of having a strong weekend in Abu Dhabi.

?Tatiana and Artem have been working extremely hard over the extended break, along with all the engineers and mechanics and we intend to finish the last race in style!

?The Horner family have given so much to this championship over the last 20-plus years.

“The number of drivers and team staff in F1 who have developed their careers at Arden is testament to their loyalty and commitment to the sport at this level.”