The 27-year-old was part of the Richard Mille racing team – set up and backed by the FIA Women in Motorsport commission – one of two all female teams to take part in this year’s race.
Now a test driver for Formula One team Alfa Romeo, Calderon says competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours was an experience like no other but wants her team’s involvement to improve gender equality in the sport.
“Times are changing but we still need support from the male part, to believe fully and to give us the opportunity to show. That’s what we are missing,” she told CNN Sport.
“I don’t want to be treated differently, I just want to have the same opportunities as the guys.”
The legendary French motor race is a true feat of endurance for drivers, engineers, and car manufacturers alike. Toyota emerged victorious for the third year in a row on Sunday.
The 88th edition of the spectacle was held without spectators for the first team because of the pandemic.
Watch the video above to hear more from Calderon after she finished the race.