Tatiana Calderon has been promoted from development driver to test driver at Sauber, the team has announced.
The 24-year-old’s role will involve simulator sessions, coaching and working with the team during some grand prix weekends.
Sauber team principal Frederic Vasseur said Calderon is “a very hard-working person who has impressed the team with her focus and dedication.”
“She has made good progress as a driver, developing both her mental and physical capacities continuously over the past few years,” he added.
Calderon will spend her third season in GP3 this year having finished 18th in the series in 2017. She moved into the category after finishing second to Pietro Fittipaldi in the 2015-16 MRF Challenge.
“I would like to thank the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team for this marvelous opportunity, which would not have been possible without the long-term support that I am receiving from Escuderia Telmex,” said Calderon. “I look forward to this season, and will give my all to demonstrate my capabilities in both GP3 and Formula 1.”
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