Alfa Romeo has signed 19-year-old American racer Juan Manuel Correa as its new Formula 1 development driver.
He has graduated to F2 from GP3, where he spent last season at Jenzer alongside Alfa Romeo’s other test driver Tatiana Calderon. Correa ended the season 12th with a best finish of fourth place at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Correa previously raced ion the Italian and German Formula Four championships. He finished fourth in last year’s Toyota Racing Series New Zealand, winning twice.
“Juan Manuel will be taking on a new challenge with our team as our development driver and we look forward to further advancing his skills in support of his progress as a racing driver,” said Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur.
In addition to Correa and Calderon, Alfa Romeo can also call on the services of former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson, who is now racing in IndyCar.
“To have received this opportunity and to be a part of such an iconic team and brand in motorsports, Formula 1 in particular, is a privilege for any driver,” said Correa. “I will do my best to honor the opportunity I have been given and want to thank Fred and the entire Alfa Romero Racing Team for having me. I’m excited for what the future has to hold.”
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