Tatiana Calderón heads to Hungary for the fourth round of the GP3 Series season confident of being able to score her first points of the campaign.
Having been hampered by a badly timed red flag in qualifying and car issues in both races last time out at Silverstone, the 23-year-old is hoping her luck will change as she and her Arden International team prepare for this weekend’s pair of races around the demanding Hungaroring circuit.
Tatiana is no stranger to the 4.381km track, situated near the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Her last visit came in 2014, her most successful season in FIA European Formula 3, while in 2012 she picked up her best result of that year’s European F3 Open campaign.
Now the Bogota-born driver returns to Hungary for a third time eager to banish the bitter memories of the first three rounds of the 2016 season, aiming to capitalise on her improved single-lap form to book herself a strong grid slot and bank a solid finish inside the top 10.
Tatiana Calderón: “The last round at Silverstone was a big disappointment, but given the pace we showed there, I feel we can now head to every track confident of a strong performance – starting with this weekend at the Hungaroring. With overtaking so difficult here, qualifying will be even more important than usual, and this is an area where have been able to make big improvements this season, even if the timesheets at Silverstone didn’t show it. We were unlucky there, but if we can put everything together this weekend, I know we’re competitive enough to have a strong weekend and hopefully we can put the tough start to the year behind us by scoring some points.”
TATIANA’S COLUMN AT MOTORSPORT.COM HUNGARORING TIMETABLE (all times CET and subject to change)
Friday 22 July Practice – 1750
Saturday 23 July Qualifying – 0945 Race 1 – 1720
Sunday 24 July Race 2 – 0915