Tatiana Calderón will be back for a second season of racing in Japan’s Super Formula championship with the ThreeBond Drago Corse team.
The Colombian driver will be looking to build on the experience she gained in her rookie campaign last year at the wheel of her Honda-powered Dallara SF19, and make the next step in one of the toughest and fastest single-seater categories in the world.
Tatiana impressed ThreeBond Drago Corse and the wider Super Formula paddock last year with her dedication, professionalism and perseverance in challenging circumstances, racing for a what was basically a new, single-car team at tracks which were new to her, a task that was made no easier by the worldwide health crisis that forced her to skip two races.
Scoring a best finish of 12th across the five races she participated in, the Colombian ended her campaign on a high as she recorded the fifth-fastest race lap in the Fuji Speedway season finale in December, and was seventh on the first day of post-season testing at the only track she was able to visit for a second time during the season.
Having spent the two-day test preparing for the 2021 season, Tatiana can look ahead to what will hopefully be a more normal campaign that will allow her to fully realise the clear potential she showed with her development in her rookie year.
Tatiana Calderón: “I’m really excited to be back in Super Formula with the ThreeBond Drago Corse team in 2021. I’m very grateful to my sponsors Bandero, Koe, ROKiT and of course to ThreeBond, Honda and the Drago Corse family for giving me this amazing opportunity to continue this adventure in Japan. I enjoyed last year very much and I learned a lot, not only about Super Formula and Japanese motorsport but also Japanese culture generally. I’m definitely in love with Japan and I can’t wait to go back to see the fans again, hopefully with the COVID situation being a little bit better. I want to thank them for all their support and to reassure them I’ll be working hard to deliver a good performance this year.”
Ryo Michigami, Team Principal and owner ThreeBond Drago Corse Team: “I’m incredibly happy to work again with Tatiana this season. Although she was not able to participate in all of the races last season, she had memorable performances and proved that women can compete equally in the top category in Japan. We are extremely excited to be able to compete with her again this year. This will be the second year for both, her and the Team in the Championship and we will do our best to meet our high expectations beyond this season. I hope to see all the fans at the track!”
The new Super Formula season is set to begin at Fuji Speedway on April 3-4.
2021 SUPER FORMULA SCHEDULE
Round 1 – Fuji Speedway, April 3-4
Round 2 – Suzuka, April 24-25
Round 3 – Autopolis, May 15-16
Round 4 – Sugo, June 19-20
Round 5 – Twin Ring Motegi, August 28-29
Round 6 – Okayama, October 2-3
Round 7 – Suzuka, October 30-31