Sauber test driver Tatiana Calderon has successfully completed her second F1 test at Fiorano where she tested 2013 Sauber F1 car C32, setting a very competitive time even though she was driving on Pirelli’s promotional tyres.

The Colombian driver first experienced the F1 car in Mexico, where she tested the current Sauber C37  driven by Leclerc and Ericcson, and the team was pleased with her performance and the approach.

Calderon tested the 2013 Sauber F1 car C32 on the 17th and 18th of November and completed 202 laps in two days or 594.89 kilometers.

On the first day Calderon completed 90 laps and set the best time 59.913, less than four seconds behind the 2004 Schumacher track record (55.999 in Ferrari F2004), and on the second day she added 112 more laps and improved her time to 58.802.

“It was a great experience, the track is interesting and the atmosphere is special. The track and air temperature were pretty low but consistent,” said Calderon.

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“Our target was for me to learn the track and find a good balance for the car, which we achieved.

“Driving the C32 feels incredible, and the sound and power of the V8 engine are amazing.”

“Overall, the past two days have been very beneficial to my development and I have gained valuable experience. The team did a great job in the preparation as well as the implementation of my programme and I felt comfortable in the car as well as on the track.”

“I look forward to putting what I have learned to practice.”

FIORANO F1 RECORDS

2004 Ferrari F2004 0:55.999  Michael Schumacher
2003 Ferrari F2003-GA 0:56.33  Michael Schumacher
2006 Ferrari 248 F1 0:57.099  Felipe Massa
2005 Ferrari F2005 0:57.146  Michael Schumacher
2017 Ferrari SF70H 0:57.15  Kimi Räikkönen
2002 Ferrari F2002 0:57.476  Michael Schumacher
2007 Ferrari F2007 0:58.366  Felipe Massa
1997 Ferrari F310B 0:59.00  Michael Schumacher
2008 Ferrari F2008 0:59.111  Mirko Bortolotti
1999 Ferrari F399 1:00.226  Luca Badoer
1994 Ferrari 412T 1:00.31  Jean Alesi

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