Tatiana Calderon tested a Formula 1 car for the first time earlier this week and in hindsight revealed that it was far easier to drive the Sauber C37 than her GP3 Dallara.
Speaking after doing 100km in a promo run at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Calderon said, “In some ways, I found it easier to handle than the GP3 car.”
“I hope I can continue to show that there is no physical disadvantage. Now that this day has passed, I do not want to go back to my GP3 car, I want to stay here!”
“Obviously the heart rate was a bit high, especially when you see so many cameras and when you start the engine, but the team prepared me very well to know what I had to do at all times. It has been incredible, a dream come true.”
“You cannot describe what it feels like to be in a Formula 1 car. The first time I accelerated, it seemed like I was on a PlayStation with how fast everything happened.”
“The instruction was to take things step-by-step. I honestly did not have any physical problems, that means that the physical preparation has gone in the right direction.”
“Hopefully I can continue breaking barriers and achieve my dream of reaching F1,” added the 25-year-old after her adventure at the Mexican Grand Prix venue.