Alfa F1 junior Calderon gets grid penalty for Baku F2 collision

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 junior driver Tatiana Calderon has been given a three-place grid drop for the next Formula 2 round at Barcelona after crashing in the Baku sprint race

Alfa F1 junior Calderon gets grid penalty for Baku F2 collision

Calderon attempted to dive up the inside of Turn 2 at the start of the Sunday race but locked her tyres and pushed Ralph Boschung into Louis Deletraz, ending all three drivers' races.

"I got too good a start and too good an exit out of Turn 1 and I just misjudged the braking and that ended the race of me and some other guys," Arden driver Calderon told Autosport.

"I apologise and I hope that we can carry some good things we learned here in Barcelona."

An F2 statement said the stewards had ruled "that Calderon had made an overly ambitious move on the Trident driver, not on the racing line, and was unable to make the corner which caused the collision with Deletraz a collateral victim."

Calderon had retired from the feature race one day earlier. She stalled on the formation lap, but took the lead as the only driver to start on the medium tyre.

An alternator problem later struck after she had been passed by the frontrunners on the alternate strategy.

Calderon took a 13th and a 15th at the opening round in Bahrain and said that her biggest weakness so far has been qualifying in what is her first season in F2, having finished 16th in GP3 with Jenzer Motorsport last year.

Mahaveer Raghunathan was also penalised on Sunday in Baku.

The MP Motorsport driver was deemed to have passed Renault Formula 1 junior Guan Yu Zhou before the control line at a safety car restart.

Five seconds has been added to Raghunathan's time, but he had already finished last.

shares
comments
Baku F2: Williams F1 junior Latifi wins, Schumacher stars in sprint race

Previous article

Baku F2: Williams F1 junior Latifi wins, Schumacher stars in sprint race

Next article

Schumacher: 14-place Baku F2 sprint race charge wasn't my limit

Schumacher: 14-place Baku F2 sprint race charge wasn't my limit
Load comments
What next for the enigma "too politically incorrect" for F1? Plus

What next for the enigma "too politically incorrect" for F1?

Having by his own admission "blown my chances" of reaching Formula 1, Dan Ticktum is facing an uncertain future. A driver of unquestioned ability who has at times been his own worst enemy, can he apply his lessons and rebuild his career hopes?

FIA F2
Sep 30, 2021
How F2's biggest talent could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench Plus

How F2's biggest talent could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench

Tipped as the next big thing after winning the FIA Formula 3 championship in his rookie season, Oscar Piastri has taken Formula 2 by storm and looks set to clinch that title too. But with no Formula 1 seat available to him for next year, the Alpine junior may have to wait for his time in the spotlight…

FIA F2
Sep 24, 2021
How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Plus

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

FIA F2
Sep 20, 2021
How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived Plus

How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

FIA F2
Sep 9, 2021
The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds Plus

The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds

It's a long way from Pukekohe New Zealand to Milton Keynes, but Red Bull's Kiwi protege Liam Lawson has defied plenty of odds to reach the rung below F1. He's endured disappointment since winning on his F2 debut in Bahrain, but is determined to turn his season around and prove himself worthy of a place in F1

FIA F2
Jul 27, 2021
How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season Plus

How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season

Having impressed in Formula 3, Juri Vips looked to be next cab off the rank in Red Bull's prestigious Junior Team before his 2020 schedule was dealt a heavy blow by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a tough start to life in Formula 2, Vips is showing signs of a recovery - could he be the first Estonian to reach Formula 1?

FIA F2
Jun 14, 2021
The making of an F1 hopeful re-writing the F2 record books Plus

The making of an F1 hopeful re-writing the F2 record books

He'd marked himself out as a star of the future in last year's FIA Formula 3 championship, but 17-year-old Theo Pourchaire underlined his credentials by winning his first Formula 2 race in the Monaco feature. Sauber junior status gives him a clear route to the top, but with wisdom beyond his years, he's not getting caught up in his own hype

FIA F2
Jun 3, 2021
The 10 greatest F2 races contested by F1 drivers Plus

The 10 greatest F2 races contested by F1 drivers

Formula 2 used to be about more than providing a stepping stone to F1. For three decades it often provided another setting for the world’s best to fight it out. Autosport picks out the very best races

FIA F2
May 16, 2021