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Alfa Romeo bring in teen driver Correa

21st March 2019, 13:09 by Craig Smithson

Formula 2 racer Juan Manuel Correa has been brought in as Alfa Romeo's development driver for the 2019 season.

The Formula 1 outfit have veteran 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovanazzi in the 2019 campaign, but are clearly looking to the future with the news of the 19-year-old's arrival.

The American has graduated from the GP3 Series and will feature for the Sauber Junior Team in F2 this year with his progress being closely monitored by Alfa Romeo chiefs.

Correa said: "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.

"I will do my best to honor the opportunity I have been given and want to thank Fred [Vasseur, team boss] and the entire Alfa Romeo Racing Team for having me.

"I’m excited for what the future has to hold."

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."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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