Sauber Formula 1 development driver Tatiana Calderon has made the switch to Jenzer Motorsport to contest a third successive season in GP3 this year.

The established race-winning Jenzer squad marks the third different team Calderon will have raced for in as many years in the F1 support series, having made her debut with Arden in 2016 before moving to DAMS last year.

With DAMS announcing it will exit GP3 in 2018, Calderon secured Jenzer’s first race seat for the upcoming campaign after taking part in the final day of GP3’s post-season test with the Swiss-based outfit in Abu Dhabi in November. 

The Colombian finished 18th in the 2017 drivers’ standings and scored points at Monza and Jerez, while she also claimed a podium in a one-off Formula V8 3.5 round in Bahrain with RP Motorsport. 

“I’m extremely happy to be racing with Jenzer in GP3 this year,” Calderon said. “They have a great history in the series; last year they had a really successful season and everything went really well when I tested with them last year. 

“I like the way they work, and I think together we can make a great combination and be very competitive. I’ve also been working really hard during the winter to be as ready as possible, as both the team and I want to be challenging the front-runners.”

Juan Manuel Correa, who contested a part-time GP3 campaign in 2017, and European Formula 3 racer David Beckmann are understood to be in the frame for the remaining Jenzer seats.