A female F1 test driver says physical strength does not prevent women from racing at the pinnacle of motor sport. This week, Spanish driver and FIA ‘women in motor sport commission’ member Carmen Jorda triggered a controversy when she suggested women might want to focus on an easier series like Formula E.

But then Tatiana Calderon was appointed as a Sauber test driver for 2018, even though team boss Frederic Vasseur said the 24-year-old Colombian will not get any Friday practice outings. She was however asked by El Mundo Deportivo newspaper to comment on Jorda’s suggestion that Formula E is a better target than F1 for female drivers.

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