Tatiana Calderon has sealed a step up to Formula 2 for the 2019 season, completing the BWT Arden squad's line-up.
The Colombian, who has been associated with the Sauber (now Alfa Romeo) Formula 1 team for the past two years, will partner GP3 champion Anthoine Hubert at the HWA-affiliated Arden team.
Calderon previously competed for Arden in GP3 in 2016, her first season in the third-tier series, before moving on to DAMS for the '17 campaign and then Jenzer last season.
Her third season was her most successful in GP3, taking a best finish of seventh en route to 16th in the points standings, and she drove for the Sauber-aligned Charouz team in the post-season Abu Dhabi F2 test.
“I’m very excited to compete in the FIA F2 Championship with Team BWT Arden in technical partnership with HWA," commented Calderon.
"It is a new challenge in my career and a step closer to my ultimate goal: Formula 1. I’m sure we will achieve great things together. I can’t wait for testing to start next week!"
Arden team boss Garry Horner added: “We are delighted to welcome Tatiana back into the Arden fold.
"Her recent testing results in Formula 2 have been very impressive and I am certain she will be a strong teammate alongside Anthoine.”
Calderon got her first taste of F1 machinery late last year in two outings with Sauber, one in a current car in Mexico City and one in a 2013-spec machine at Ferrari test track Fiorano.
It's not yet clear whether she will maintain her association with the rebranded Alfa Romeo squad for 2019.
The 25-year-old also made her first forays into Formula E over the winter with test appearances in both Riyadh and Marrakesh for the frontrunning DS Techeetah team.
2019 FIA F2 grid so far:
|ART Grand Prix|| |
Nyck de Vries
|Prema Racing|| |
Guan Yu Zhou
Sergio Sette Camara
|Charouz|| Callum Ilott |
Juan Manuel Correa
Sauber Junior Team reveals 2019 line-up
De Vries sweeps first day of F2 testing
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