American Formula 2 driver Juan Manuel Correa will make his Formula One launching in a personal test with Alfa Romeo on Aug. 24.
Correa, 20, is an Alfa Romeo advancement driver and has actually been racing for the Sauber Junior Team by Charouz in F2 this year.
The test will happen at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France and he will test a Sauber C32, which was the last of the group’s V8-powered vehicles prior to the V6 turbo powertrains were presented in 2014.
He will target 300 km in the car– simply under a race range– with the primary objective of getting utilized to F1 equipment and dealing with an F1 team of engineers and mechanics.
“To say I am excited is an understatement,” Correa stated. “A test and a profession in Formula One has actually been something that my partners and I have actually been dealing with for rather a long time.
” I will take it all in stride, listen and discover all while acquiring as much experience as possible.”
Correa was born in Ecuador however moved to Florida at an early age and succeeded in karting on both a global and nationwide level while residing in the United States. On ending up being the very first American to win the Rotax Junior World Championship, he was hired by the Lotus F1 Team’s junior program and, at the age of 14, began racing go-karts in Europe.
He made his launching in F4 in 2016 prior to going up to F3 in2017 This year he made the action up to F2 and has actually scored 2 podiums in sprint races in both Baku and France.
In his function with Alfa Romeo, which altered its name from Sauber over the winter season, Correa works along with race chauffeurs Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi and test chauffeurs Marcus Ericsson and Tatiana Calderon to establish his own racing abilities. He is presently the highest-placed American driver in the European junior classifications under F1.