Juan Manuel Correa returns to the Sauber Young Driver Academy

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Correa first partnered with Sauber’s junior program in early 2019, as a development driver for the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team, alongside his racing duties in Formula 2.

But Correa’s career has been put on hold after sustaining serious injuries in the second round accident at Spa which claimed Anthoine Hubert’s life.

After completing a lengthy rehabilitation, Correa made his return to Formula 3 this year with ART Grand Prix, and has now joined the Sauber academy program.

“His progress in the junior series was interrupted by a horrific injury in an accident at the tragic Belgian Grand Prix later in the season, but, after making a recovery which is simply miraculous, Juan Manuel is back. on track and ready to resume its journey, with Sauber Academy by its side, ”a statement from Sauber read.

Juan Manuel Correa, Grand Prix ART

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport images

Correa enjoyed his first F1 test ride with Sauber backing in 2019, and said he felt grateful to be working with the Swiss company again in 2021.

“It’s very special to be back with Sauber Academy,” Correa said ahead of his second F3 round of the year at Paul Ricard this weekend.

“This is the junior program of the team I was with in 2019, when I had my first and only F1 test, and it’s a great feeling to work with them again.

“I am very happy to show the brand of the academy on my car and my helmet this weekend in France and I look forward to helping the team when needed, whether in simulation or elsewhere. .

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“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 everyone who has been absolutely amazing and so united since my accident and throughout my convalescence. It’s an honor to be back with this team.

“Juan Manuel has always displayed skill and determination, but his remarkable comeback after injury is an inspiring story that shows all of his strength and will,” said Zehnder, Sauber sporting director.

“We have nothing but admiration for his tenacity and we are happy to help him, through the Sauber Academy program, as he resumes his career in motorsport.”

Correa joins Theo Pourchaire, Emerson Fittipaldi Jr, Petr Ptacek and Dexter Patterson at Sauber Academy.

Juan Manuel Correa, Grand Prix ART

Juan Manuel Correa, ART Grand Prix

Photo by: FIA F3

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