Juan Manuel Correa has returned to Sauber’s young driver academy, almost two years on from the horrific crash which cut short his progress through the junior formulae.
Prior to that Correa had been a member of the Sauber Academy, which is linked to the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team. He tested one of their F1 cars at Paul Ricard in the weeks before the Spa crash.
His return to the academy follows an encouraging first weekend with ART in Formula 3 at the Circuit de Catalunya last month where he scored a point in the second race. The championship continues at Paul Ricard this weekend.
“It’s very special to be back with the Sauber Academy,” said Correa, “they’re the junior programme of the team I was with in 2019, when I had my first and only F1 test, and it’s a great feeling to be working with them again.
“I am very excited to show the Academy’s branding on my car and my helmet already from this weekend in France and I am looking forward to helping the team whenever needed, be it in the sim or elsewhere. I am very grateful to ART and Sébastien Philippe, and of course to Fred Vasseur, for all the support he has given me, and to everyone else at Sauber, from Beat Zehnder to all those who have been absolutely amazing and so supportive since my accident and throughout my recovery. It’s an honour to be back with this team.”
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