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Tatiana Calderon joins Asian F3 grid with Seven GP

by Ida Wood

calderonTatiana Calderon will return to Formula 3, which she raced in from 2011 to ’16, in the next season of the Asian championship.

The Alfa Romeo Racing Formula 1 test driver raced in Formula 2 this year with Arden, finishing a pointless 22nd in the standings, and also made her sportscar debut in the Porsche Supercup.

Calderon, 26, will race for Mexican team Seven GP in the 2019-20 Asian F3 season, which begins on December 14/15 at former Malaysian Grand Prix venue Sepang.

“I’m looking forward to racing in Sepang next week,” said Calderon, who has said she is unlikely to return to F2 next year.

The Colombian’s first spell in F3 including time in Euroformula Open and the now defunct FIA-spec European and British championships. She took one podium in British F3, and another in EF Open before switching to GP3 for three seasons.

Picho Toledano ? Team Principal ?

?I want to welcome Tatiana and [her backer] Escuder?a Telmex to the Seven GP family,” said 7GP team principal Picho Toledano.

“Tatiana has always shown passion and perseverance throughout her career and that?s exactly the soul of Seven GP, we are more than delighted and proud to be part of her 2020 season prep.”

7GP only contested two rounds of this year’s Asian F3 season, running MRF Challenge and W Series champion Jamie Chadwick in the Sepang season opener, and Formula Renault Eurocup racer Petr Ptacek at Suzuka.

The signing of Calderon brings the Asian F3 grid up to nine cars, four of which are set to be run by Absolute Racing.