Having announced a few weeks ago that SIGNATURE would be returning to the extremely competitive FIA F3 European Championship, today sees another young driver from Colombia, TATIANA CALDERON, join Philippe Sinault’s team ! The SIGNATURE team principal will entrust her with one of his DALLARA F314 RENAULT cars. Tatiana is 20 years old, and after claiming her first single-seater victory in Sebring this winter, during the Florida Winter Series, she is more than ready to do battle with her male rivals.
Having started karting in Colombia in 2003, the young driver from Bogota claimed titles in her native country and the United States before moving to single-seaters in 2010, competing in the STAR MAZDA series in North America. In 2011 She claimed two podium finishes, and finished sixth overall. In 2012 she moved to the European F3 Open Championship where she claimed a podium in the Winter Series, before proving herself on the international stage in the FIA F3 European Championship, alternating with the British F3 International Series where she became the first female to step on the podium in the history of the championship.
Philippe Sinault : “We have been following Tatiana’s progress for some time, and we met her in Florida during the Winter Series, where her motivation and her pure speed up against the top European drivers were very convincing. We therefore decided to give her one of our F3 cars for 2014. She will race alongside her compatriot Oscar Tunjo, in the FIA F3 European Championship. We are impatient to see our drivers take to the track for the first time with the RENAULT engine”.
With eleven meetings on the 2014 FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP calendar, the season will get underway for Tatiana and Oscar at Silverstone on April 20th. Before then, the first official test session will be at the Hungaroring, in Budapest, on April 4th and 5th, followed by April 8th and 9th at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – 2014 CALENDAR:
20th April : Silverstone / GB
4th May : Hockenheim / D
11th May : Grand Prix de Pau / F
1st June : Hungaroring / H
22nd June : Spa Francorchamps / B
29th June : Norisring / D
13th July : Moscow / R
3rd August : Red Bull Ring / A
17th August : Nürburgring / D
12th October : Imola / I
19th October : DTM final Hockenheim / D