Tatiana Calderón has her sights firmly set on scoring more points in this weekend’s penultimate GP3 Series round of the season at Jerez, Spain. The Sauber Formula 1 development driver will be looking to build on the strong form she demonstrated at last month’s Monza race, where she scored her best-ever finish of seventh place after a superb charge from the back of the pack.
Jerez, situated in south-west Spain, is a track that has been kind to Tatiana in the past, her most recent visit to the track coming in last year’s Euroformula Open round. The 4.428-km circuit also plays host to the only round of the season that is not an F1 support event, meaning that GP3 and its sister championship Formula 2 are set to take centre stage.
Tatiana’s intimate knowledge of Jerez, combined with the much-improved form shown by her DAMS team in the most recent races at Budapest, Spa and Monza, will stand the Colombian rising star in good stead as she seeks to add to her points tally.
The confidence and momentum generated by her Monza performance will ensure that the 24-year-old can aim high, with another top-eight finish the target to enable her to take the reverse grid front row she was denied in Italy when the second race was cancelled.
Tatiana Calderón: “I really like the Jerez track, I have good memories from there and I’m confident we should be competitive there. It’s a track that suits me, and I hope I can keep the momentum going from Monza and score some more points. We’ll be using the medium compound tyre, but this doesn’t worry me too much as the way we have worked the last couple of rounds means we’re not having issues warming up the tyres anymore.”