Calderon to get first F1 run with Sauber at Mexico filming day

Tatiana Calderon will get her first Formula 1 run with Sauber next week as she takes part in a filming day at Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit on Tuesday

Calderon to get first F1 run with Sauber at Mexico filming day

Calderon, who races in GP3 for Jenzer Motorsport, has worked with Sauber in a test role for the past two seasons, but this will be the first time she has actually driven an F1 car.

"I am very thankful and excited about the opportunity given to me by the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, Escuderia Telmex, Telcel, Infinitum and Claro to drive a Formula 1 car for the first time in my career," said Calderon.

"Since I started racing, my dream and goal has been to drive at the highest level one day.

"It will be an incredible experience to discover the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez from the cockpit of the C37 in Mexico City.

"As a Latin American driver, there could not be a more special place for me to make my debut behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car."

The rules that govern promotional day running mean Calderon will have to use special tyres and will be limited to a maximum allowable distance of 100km.

Calderon's outing comes on the same day that Sauber will conduct a Pirelli tyre test at the Mexican venue.

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