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Tatiana Calderon returns to racing in ELMS with Virage

Written and edited by Isabel Brito

Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Tatiana Calderon is known as the first latina woman to race in F1, with such an incredible career behind her, the Colombian driver has managed to get back into racing. Today it was announced that Tatiana will be racing in the European Le Mans Series with the Virage team alongside Rob Hodes and Ian Rodríguez. The season is set to start later this month in Barcelona.

Calderon didn’t have any plans to race in any 2023 season due to the financial struggle that she faced last year when she had to quit her Indycar program. Regardless, Calderon had a brilliant return last year in Formula 2 where she raced for three races. “I can't believe I'm finally back to racing, it has been a very difficult winter, because at times it seemed that no door was opening.” but with the support of Karol G, fellow Colombian and pop singer, Tatiana has been able to make this return to racing.

The Colombian driver isn’t stranger to resistance racing as she’s had her fair share of experience in multiple different series. Today she also gave some promising statements about what her season with Virage may look like in ELMS.

“ELMS is a super-competitive championship, the LMP2 car with the full downforce kit as well as the engine mapping that makes it faster than those in the FIA World Endurance Championship is a lot of fun to drive.“

“I’ve already had the opportunity to test with Team Virage and I am very happy with the opportunity they have given me.”

“In Rob and Ian I have two team-mates with whom we get along very well and I can't wait to start the new season together.”

On April 19th and 20th the pre-season testing will be held in Barcelona. Fans are excited to be able to see Tatiana Calderon back on the track on April 23rd for the season opener and what her future in racing holds.


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