Tatiana is a woman who breaks the mould.
At the age of just nine, she found her passion in the motorsport world and decided to adopt it as her lifestyle and pursue a professional career as a racing driver. Moving from her native Colombia to Europe in order to race her way up through the singleseater ladder with the dream of reaching the pinnacle of motorsport, Tatiana has raced in the F1-support GP3 Series from 2016 to 2018, becoming the most successful woman in the history of the championship.
In 2018 Tatiana has come closer to reaching her dream, as she was promoted as Alfa Romeo Formula 1 Test Driver– combining her appearances in the F1 paddock with her racing programme in GP3.
In October 2018, the Colombian driver sat behind the wheel of a Formula One car at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City for the first time in her career. She quickly adapted to the demands of driving at the highest level in motorsport and demonstrated her focus and skills, impressing the team with her professionalism and dedication. This has made her the first Latin American female driver ever who experienced driving a Formula One car, setting a milestone in female presence at the pinnacle of motorsport. For 2019 she hat set her goal to move one step closer to F1 and compete in the FIA Fórmula 2 Championship, where she became the first woman to enter this ultra-competitive series.
Tatiana is currently the only active female racing driver in the F1 paddock, and she aims to prove that women can actually compete at the highest level of motorsport. She has a clear vision and one goal: She wants to reach the pinnacle of motorsports. But Tatiana is much more than just a racing driver.
Since her first kart race Tatiana proved to have a special talent, an ease to go fast and quickly find the limits. Tatiana is a confident young woman that goes her way with great professionalism and clarity, with petrol in her blood and a lot of willpower. Tatiana´s eloquence, her enthusiasm and professionalism have already made for many interesting talks such as “Global motor sport - Challenges we have faced and those that are to come” at the FOA Sports Conference in Geneva, “Women in Motor sport”, “What women can achieve” or “Having big dreams and setting the right goals". Never give up is her clear motto. Her success, passion and determination have led her to become a role model for young women making headway in professions dominated by men.
Tatiana was appointed ambassador of the Dare to Be Different initiative and became a member of the FIA Women in Motorsport commission, to empower young girls and promote gender equality in an innovative, engaging and positive manner and to increase female participation, not just on the track but in all aspects of the sport and other perceived male-dominated industries.
“THERE ARE NO BARRIERS, LIFE IS ABOUT CHASING YOUR DREAMS”
2005 First woman to win a national karting title in the Easy Kart Pre-Junior Championship
2006 Wins the Rotax Junior Max title in Colombia
2007 Competes in the Rotax Max Grand Finals in the UAE as the Colombian National Champion in the Junior Max class.
2008 First woman to win a national karting title in the USA in the JICAJunior Championship in the Stars of Karting's East Division.
2009 National karting Rotax Junior Max class champion, which qualifies her for the International Grand Final in Egypt.
2010/11 2 Podiums in the Star of Mazda Championship in the USA and national champion in touring cars in Colombia.
2012 Podium in the European Formula 3 Open at the Winter Series
2013 First woman to score a podium in the British Formula 3.
2014 Victory in the Ferrari Driver Academy's Florida Winter Series at Sebring.
2015 Runner up in the MRF Challenge
2016-2018 most successful Woman in the GP3 Series
2017 Becomes the first woman to score a podium in the Formula V8, 3.5 in Bahrein and is appointed Development Driver for the Sauber F1 Team.
2018 Appointed Test Driver for te Alfa Romeo F1 Team and becomes the first Latin-American woman to drive a F1 car.
2019 Becomes the first woman to compete in the Formula 2 Championship