After the tragic events at Spa-Francorchamps, the team headed to Italy with Anthoine Hubert very much in their thoughts.
The high-speed 3.6-mile Monza circuit is no small challenge, but Tatiana Calderon did well to make progress through from 17th on the grid in the Feature Race, with a potential points-scoring result on the cards.
The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 Test Driver was unfortunate to not open her account for the season on that occasion, but positive progress en route to 14th in the Sprint Race the following day, plus some tweaks to the setup, have left the team optimistic of better fortunes in the near future.
The championship reconvenes at Sochi Autodrom, Russia, over the weekend of 28-29 September.
Kenny Kirwan, BWT Arden Team Manager said:
“The weekend was extremely challenging for all of us as a team after recent events at Spa, however Tatiana showed great courage during the entire weekend as she stepped up to lead the team.
“We failed to capitalise on a strong points-scoring position during the Feature Race, but Tatiana had very strong pace in the Sprint Race and we look forward to seeing more of this from her in Sochi.
“Our thoughts are still with Juan-Manuel and our friends at Sauber Junior Team by Charouz as he recovers from his injuries.”
Tatiana Calderon (#18) said:
“It’s been a difficult weekend for many reasons, but I’m extremely grateful to the team, they’ve done a really good job to overcome what has happened and, all in all, the last race was positive in terms of pace and things in the setup that we changed really helped me.
“Of course, it was a difficult moment, we will try to reset and regroup for Sochi and hopefully we can finish the season in a much better way in Sochi and Abu Dhabi.”