Tatiana Calderón returns to NTT IndyCar Series action in Detroit this weekend as she seeks to build on a positive showing last time out at Indianapolis for AJ Foyt Racing.
The Colombian IndyCar rookie is still riding high from her impressive drive in tricky mixed weather conditions at the famous Indianapolis Road course, where she finished 15th – after leading a lap on the way – in her #11 ROKiT-sponsored Dallara-Chevrolet.
Now she’ll be seeking to use that momentum to take another strong finish this weekend at the Belle Isle course in Detroit, the third street track on Tatiana’s 12-race 2022 schedule.
Belle Isle has been hosting IndyCar races since 1992, although this year’s race will be the last before the event moves to a new downtown course next year. The 2.35-mile, 13-turn layout features plenty of slow-to-medium speed corners, making strong traction essential, while the bumpy nature of the track surface makes braking stability another key factor.
With practice running before qualifying on Saturday, Tatiana faces another steep learning curve, but buoyed by her strong showing at Indy, she is relishing the challenge and aiming to back up her previous result with another eye-catching showing.
Tatiana Calderón: “It already feels like a long time has passed since my last race at Indianapolis, but we left there with a good feeling and we understand more now how I like the set-up of the car. Detroit is another new track for me, it looks very bumpy and challenging, so I look forward to discovering it; we’ve done a lot of simulator work and watching on-board videos to prepare. It feels like IndyCar is going through a good moment, I was a spectator at the Indy 500 and the atmosphere was amazing. Now I’m looking forward to rejoining the championship and aiming for another good result.”
All times GMT -4 and subject to change
Friday June 3
Practice 1 – 3.30pm
Saturday June 4
Practice 2 – 8.30am
Qualifying – 12.35pm
Sunday June 5
Warm-up – 10.15am
Race (70 laps) – 3.30pm