Juan Manuel Correa has been named as a development driver for the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team during the 2019 season. 

The 19-year-old American will combine his new role alongside a maiden campaign in the Formula 2 championship with the Charouz-run Sauber Junior Team.

Driving for Jenzer Motorsport in GP3 last season, Correa finished 12th in the standings having scored 42 points, scoring a best result of fourth in Barcelona

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“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 [Vasseur] and the entire Alfa Romero Racing Team for having me. I’m excited for what the future has to hold.”

In the role, Correa joins fellow F2 driver and Tatiana Calderon, who will continue to carry out work for Alfa Romeo in a similar role throughout 2019. 

Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur added: “We are happy to announce that Juan Manuel Correa has joined Alfa Romeo Racing. 

“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.”

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