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Calderon Set for Formula E Test

Tatiana Calderon is set to test a Formula E car in Saudi Arabia next month…

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Tatiana Calderon is set to drive a Formula E car at the official ABB FIA Formula E Championship test in Riyadh next month.

A deal for Calderon to take part in the six hours of available running on the Ad Diriyah E-Prix circuit on Dec. 16 is believed to be nearing completion.

Although not yet confirmed, e-racing365 understands that DS Techeetah is likely to be the team with which the Colombian will test in Saudi Arabia.

Calderon is known to have been contacted by several teams regarding the test which could lead to a longer-standing relationship and role in Formula E for the future.

The 25-year-old has competed in the GP3 Series for the last three seasons, and also recently completed a filming day test for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team in Mexico City running 23 laps in a current-spec Sauber C37 car.

In doing so, Calderon became the first female driver to test a current F1 car since Susie Wolff in 2014.

Calderon could be the first female racer to be confirmed at the Formula E test next month, with several other drivers including Jamie Chadwick, Amna Al Quabaisi, Sophia Floersch, Carmen Jorda and Beitske Visser also believed to be in contention for drives.

Katherine Legge, Michaela Cerruti and Simona de Silvestro are the three female drivers to have competed in Formula E in its four-season history.

De Silvestro scored the strongest results with a pair of ninth place finishes at the 2015-16 Long Beach and Berlin rounds.

Calderon is managed by her sister and former racer Paula Calderon and former F3 and F3000 driver Fernando Plata.

DS Techeetah would not confirm that Calderon had been signed when approached by e-racing365.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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