Alfa Romeo Formula 1 test driver Tatiana Calderon and development driver Juan Manuel Correa have been handed a private test at Paul Ricard.

The Formula 2 pair will get behind the wheel of a 2013-spec C32 Sauber as part of a two-day development test at the French Grand Prix venue between August 23-24.

Calderon has previously driven F1 machinery with the team on two occasions in 2018, while the test will mark Correa’s maiden F1 outing.

“Our team has a proud history of nurturing young talent and we take this part of our mission very seriously,” said Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur.

“Both Juan Manuel and Tatiana have proven to be valuable members of our team, working with us at the factory and trackside, and this opportunity in the car will help them progress even further in their understanding of Formula One and in building their relationship with the engineers and crew.”

Calderon currently lies 21st in the drivers’ standings during a difficult maiden F2 campaign with Arden, having managed a best finish of 13th place.

“I’m really thankful to Alfa Romeo Racing for giving me another opportunity to drive a Formula 1 car, following my previous two runs last year,” Calderon said.

“I’m very happy to be able to work with the team on the track once again and continue to learn and develop further as a driver. I look forward to making the most from this new experience.”

Correa is 12th in the championship after registering two podiums – both second-place finishes – in Baku and France.

“Driving a Formula 1 car is something I have dreamt about since I was seven years old, so I am extremely excited to finally be in the cockpit,” he added.

“I am looking forward to learning as much as possible from this experience. Thank you to Alfa Romeo Racing for this opportunity.”

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