Juan Manuel Correa has announced that he is to remain with ART Grand Prix for 2022 F3 season.
Correa first arrived in the series in 2017 under its former title of GP3 Series and spent two seasons with Jenzer before stepping up to F2 in 2019, which was curtailed by a serious accident in the Belgian Feature Race.
After 18 months of rehabilitation, Correa returned to motorsport in 2021 as he stepped back down to F3 with ART GP, where he scored 36 points in total and finished 13th overall in the driver standings.
The American-Ecuadorian spoke of feeling “very glad” with his decision to stay in F3 for this season as part of his long-term recovery.
Explaining the rational behind his decision as he continues to recover from his injuries, Correa said: “2021 was not an easy season for me, with lots of work being done both on the sporting side but with the rehabilitation and medical progress in my legs.
“I feel that this season is an opportunity for me to start on a much higher level and get back to where I can be. I want to give a big thank you to ART and my partners for their continuous support, I believe it will be a good year.”
ART GP Team Principal, Sebastien Philippe meanwhile praised Correa for his recovery, adding: “Juan Manuel provided positive feedback by fitting in perfectly with the team and making progress after missing a year due to that pivotal event in his career.
“His strength of character has enabled him to rediscover his joy behind the wheel and to fight regularly in the top 10.”
Speaking about what fans can expect from Correa this season with ART, Philippe said: “In 2022, with the help of ART Grand Prix, he will be keen to take an additional step in his goals, to be even closer to the front and to participate in the team’s ambition to win both championships.”
Correa will partner Gregoire Saucy and a yet unannounced driver who will be confirmed in due course, whilst also continuing as a Development Driver for Alfa Romeo in F1.