Fresh off her first Le Mans 24 Hours outing, Tatiana Calderon returns to European Le Mans Series action for the fourth round of the season at Monza, Italy this weekend.
Tatiana will once again be sharing Richard Mille Racing’s #50 Oreca 07 with teammates Beitske Visser and Sophia Floersch as the team heads to the legendary Italian Grand Prix venue for the penultimate stop on the 2020 ELMS calendar, the 4 Hours of Monza.
The all-female trio will be looking to build on the momentum established last month in the Le Mans 24 Hours, where they were able to secure an excellent ninth place out of 24 runners in an ultra-competitive LMP2 class with a solid, mistake-free run.
For Tatiana, it will be her first ELMS race since the second round of the season at Spa in early August, as she was forced to miss the following round at Paul Ricard owing to her clashing commitments in Japan’s Super Formula series.
Having finished in the top six in both her previous outings in the ELMS, the Colombian has her eyes firmly on another strong result at the ‘Temple of Speed’, a venue she is familiar with from her time racing in Formula 3, GP3 and Formula 2.
Tatiana Calderón: “After a few weeks of rest following Le Mans, I’m looking forward to being back with the Richard Mille Racing team at Monza. Le Mans was really positive for us, so of course we want to build on that, and it has given me a lot of confidence. Monza is not as low downforce as Le Mans, which could be better for us, and the weather looks unpredictable, so it will be a bit colder. We’ll have to adapt to the conditions, but driving again with both Sophia and Beitske, now we’ve done our first race together, we should be able to improve from here. Monza is a track that has usually treated me well, so hopefully we can get a good result to boost our position in the championship standings.”
MONZA WEEKEND TIMETABLE
(all times CET and subject to change)
Friday 9 October
Free practice 1 – 0930
Saturday 10 October
Free practice 2 – 0900
Qualifying (LMP2) – 1420
Sunday 11 October
Race – 1100