Tatiana Calderon: Men ‘always expect a bit less from a girl’


The pristine and polished test center of the Sauber Formula One team is a far cry from the humble go-karting track Tatiana Calderon used to tear around as a kid.

Every day after school, Calderon would visit the track — situated in her Bogota neighborhood — with her sister, harboring dreams of one day reaching Formula One, motorsport’s promised land.

Having worked her way through local, regional and then national championships — often becoming the first female to achieve various feats — Calderon eventually had to juggle her education and her passion, as karting became more serious.

“I’ve always been a sports lover but I started karting when I was nine years old,” Calderon tells CNN’s The Circuit. “My sister took me to our rental go kart track near our house.

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