Tatiana Calderon will continue to act as Alfa Romeo Racing’s Formula 1 test driver throughout the 2019 season. 

The 25-year-old Colombian has carried out the role for the former Sauber F1 outfit over the past two years and has been retained in the position for the upcoming campaign. 

Calderon got her first taste of F1 machinery towards the end of last year as the rebranded Alfa Romeo squad handed her an outing in its C37 for a filming day at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez circuit in Mexico, before completing another run at Fiorano. 

"I'm extremely happy to continue as Test Driver for Alfa Romeo Racing this year, they've done a fantastic job from one year to the other and it's always a privilege to work alongside such an experienced people," Calderon said. 

"They gave me my first opportunity to drive a Formula One car and I love being part of the team. Hopefully we can achieve great things together in the near future. I want to thank Fréderic Vasseur and Alfa Romeo Racing for believing in me and continuing this journey together."

Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur added: "We are pleased to announce that we will continue our collaboration with Tatiana Calderón as Test Driver.

"The team is impressed by Tatiana's commitment, persistence and skill. She delivered a good performance when she was given the opportunity to drive a Formula 1 car for the first time last season and has proven to be a valuable member of our team.

"Together, we will work on further developing Tatiana's skills as a driver and the Alfa Romeo Racing project."

Calderon will make the step up to Formula 2 in 2019 with the Arden-HWA Racelab collaboration, having finished 16th in the 2018 GP3 Series.