Calderon, who additionally stays on the Alfa Romeo Method 1 group’s books as a check and improvement driver, will pilot Sebastien Bourdais’ #14 Dallara-Chevrolet on Tuesday July 6 following this weekend’s Mid-Ohio IndyCar race.
The prospect comes due to ROKiT, the first sponsor of the #14 automotive that additionally backs the 28-year-old Colombian racer in Tremendous Method.
Calderon mentioned: “I’m very excited and grateful to the ROKiT AJ Foyt Racing group for this unbelievable alternative. I began my single-seater profession within the US [in Star Mazda, now Indy Pro 2000] and it has at all times been a dream to drive an Indy automotive sooner or later.
“I’m certain it will likely be a fantastic problem and I can’t wait to have the expertise to drive round Mid-Ohio on Tuesday, be taught concerning the automotive and benefit from the likelihood to drive one of many quickest race automobiles on the planet.”
Calderon has no earlier IndyCar expertise however has examined Alfa Romeo F1 equipment on a number of events, on high of her single-seater campaigns in Tremendous Method, the place she has raced since final yr, and Method 2.
AJ Foyt Racing Crew President Larry Foyt added: “We’re trying ahead to having Tatiana within the ROKiT Chevrolet. She has plenty of open wheel expertise in numerous method automobiles so I’m actually to listen to her suggestions after driving an Indy automotive.
“Following the race weekend, the automotive setup must be in a very good place the place she will be able to deal with driving and studying concerning the automotive. I feel she’s going to actually get pleasure from it.”
Thus far this season, Calderon has solely been capable of contest the opening two races of the Tremendous Method season, as Japan’s continued journey restrictions prevented her from being current in both of the 2 most up-to-date occasions at Autopolis and Sugo.
Each of these races adopted every week after her outings within the WEC, the place she shares an ORECA 07-Gibson within the LMP2 class for Richard Mille Racing together with fellow feminine skills Sophia Floersch and Beitske Visser.