Tatiana Calderón continues her NTT IndyCar Series season this weekend at Mid-Ohio, returning to the site of her first test with AJ Foyt Racing last year.
The Colombian driver heads to the Lexington, Ohio circuit to begin the second half of her 12-event road and street course schedule in America’s top single-seater series with fond memories of her first outing aboard the ROKiT-liveried Dallara-Chevrolet.
A year on from that initial test, in which she impressed the team and completed 87 laps, Tatiana is hoping to take advantage of her circuit knowledge and hit the ground running in Friday afternoon’s extended 75-minute opening practice session.
Mid-Ohio is a long-time staple of the IndyCar schedule, having hosted its first CART race way back in 1980. Boasting 13 fast-and medium-speed turns around its 2.258-mile layout, as well as plenty of elevation change, it’s a firm favourite among those in the paddock.
Although there has been a break in the schedule since her previous outing at Road America, Tatiana kept herself busy last weekend with an outing in the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed, where she drove a 1957 Kuzma-Offenhauser up the fabled British hillclimb course.
After that unique experience, Tatiana is feeling revitalised and ready to give it her all to begin the second half of her 2022 season in the best possible way at Mid-Ohio.
Tatiana Calderón: “I’m really looking forward to Mid-Ohio, especially as it feels like it’s been a while since I last drove the car. It’s the only track on the calendar whereI have some IndyCar experience, so I’m excited about that. The car felt great when I tested there last year and this weekend’s first practice session is a little longer, so I feel confident going into this weekend. I’ve also had the chance to spend some time in the simulator. After driving the 1957 Kuzma-Offenhauser at Goodwood, I’m glad to be back in the current car and hopefully I can make use of my track knowledge to have a good competitive weeken