Driver Tatiana Calderon jumps into IndyCar

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Tatiana Calderon, a three-seater with one seat, will race in all street and circuit road races for the 2022 season. The team is looking for a driver to replace her in the cockpit on the oval circuit.

Canadian Dalton Kellett and American Indy Lights Series champion Kyle Kirkwood are the other drivers on the team.

Calderon is filling a serious Indycar shortage. You have to go back to 2013 to find a full-time registered driver. It was the Swiss Simona de Silvestro.

The Swiss driver also competed in the 2021 Indianapolis 500 with the Paretta Autosport team, but that was an Indy 500-focused project.

Calderon is the first driver hired by AJ Foyt, four-time Indianapolis 500 winner, now 87.

AJ Foyt enabled driver Janet Guthrie to qualify for the Indy 500 in 1976, by lending her one of his singles seats.

Calderon, 28, has spent the past two seasons in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) with Richard Mille Racing’s all-female crew.

With her teammates Betsky Visser and Sofia Florsch, she finished 13th at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020 and 6th at the 8 Hours of Portimão in 2021.

Richard Mille Racing’s Oreca 07 Gibson has driven Tatiana Calderon, Sofia Florsch and Betsky Visser in the World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Photo: Getty Images/Dean Mouhtaropoulos

The Colombian also raced in Super Formula in Japan and was part of the Alfa-Romeo-Sauber F1 team for four years as a test driver.

Colombian Tatiana Calderon, test driver for Alfa Romeo Sauber.

Photo: Sauber-Alfa-Romeo

Tatiana Calderon took her first drive in the #14 Chevrolet for the AJ Foyt Racing team in July 2021. She will shoot in Sebring, Fla. this week.

The dream of being able to join Indycar this season has come true, I have been thinking about it since my debut in Formula US 11 years ago.The reaction of the Colombian pilot born in Bogota.

I am aware of the challenge. But an opportunity like this doesn’t happen every day, she admits, and I have every intention of taking it.

The Indycar season begins this weekend February 27 at the Street Circuit in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

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