Calderon has been introduced because the third Foyt driver in all 12 street and avenue programs on the 2022 IndyCar schedule.
The Colombian has solely had someday of testing – at Mid-Ohio final July – and can have simply three extra earlier than the season begins on the finish of February.
However she feels that her Tremendous Method expertise, the place she drove for Drago Corse in 2020 and 2021, will show a helpful expertise to faucet into.
“I believe Tremendous Method is a good preparation for any single seater sequence,” she stated.
“I believe it is a tremendous fast automobile, very tough. Additionally I needed to learn to talk otherwise. The tradition was very totally different, as nicely. However I believe that has ready me extra for this chance.
“After all I do not count on something to be very simple, significantly in the beginning, as a result of I’ve solely performed one check day in an IndyCar.
“I believe we’ll have had most likely three days earlier than the primary race. Quite a lot of issues to soak up, however I believe it was an incredible preparation with Tremendous Method and sportscars that I’ve been racing the final couple of years, as nicely, to assist with fuel-save, with tyre-save and pit stops and all that.
“I believe it has been fairly good for my profession.”
Tatiana Calderón, A.J. Foyt Enterprises
Picture by: Yesid Pamplona.
Calderon stated that IndyCar had at all times been on her radar, not solely as a result of she needs to “be the place the perfect drivers are at” and “IndyCar is fairly excessive up there on the one seater ladder,” however to additionally encourage extra girls to start out racing.
“It is an honour to be racing in IndyCar after I began my profession 10 years in the past, and I used to be simply watching these races.
“In IndyCar, there was many feminine drivers coming by way of, so I believe there may be extra alternative in the mean time for us right here.
“I’ll clearly take advantage of out of this chance, and I am actually hoping that I can do nicely and encourage much more women to hitch in karting, in single-seaters, and that they know that is additionally an incredible alternative to showcase that.
“I am unable to wait to get began and see the place we find yourself within the first race, however clearly construct as much as it step-by-step, and I believe so long as we enhance each time we’re on observe, then I will be completely satisfied.”
Calderon, sounded open to the concept of someday tackling ovals, stating: “Clearly I’ve solely examined the automobile someday again in July, so we thought to take issues simple to start out off with, the street programs, construct as much as hopefully check in an oval, see how I really feel, see how my confidence with the automobile comes.
“However in fact who would not like to do Indy 500 someday? Yeah, we’re simply taking it step-by-step.”