Tatiana Calderon will aim to end her year on a high this weekend as she tackles the final round of the 2020 Super Formula season at the famous Fuji Speedway.
The Colombian rising star will be concluding her rookie campaign in the Japanese single-seater championship on Sunday, as she prepares for one final outing at the wheel of her ThreeBond Drago Corse-run, Honda-powered DallaraSF19.
It will be the first time in her short Super Formula career that Tatiana visits a track that she is already familiar with, as she took part in the pre-season test at Fuji back in March before the season was placed on hold until August amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Armed with four races of experience and a much more well-sorted car than she had at the start of the year, the Colombian is eager to demonstrate how much progress she has made in 2020 around the 4.563km circuit situated in the foothills of Mount Fuji.
After coming so close to her first points in Super Formula last time out at Suzuka earlier this month, a first top 10-finish is the clear aim to round off a memorable, if challenging, year.
Tatiana Calderón: “It’s kind of sad to say that this is the last race weekend of the year. Coming from the last round at Suzuka, I look forward to building more confidence and taking advantage of the momentum we were able to build with two races at the same track. I’m happy to go back to Fuji, where it all started this year in pre-season testing. It will be the first track this year that’s not completely new to me, and I think the car’s set-up and balance has hugely improved since I last drove there back in March. I think Fuji could suit us better than Suzuka set-up wise. Even though it will be easier in the cold conditions with tyre warmers, how to use those most effectively poses its own challenge. But I can’t wait to go back and confirm how much the team and I have improved over the course of the year.”
FUJI WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Times all JST (GMT +9) and subject to change
Saturday 19 December
Practice 1 – 10:00
Practice 2 – 15:00
Saturday 20 December
Qualifying – 09:45
Race (40 Laps) – 14:25