March 21, 2019 / 3:38 PM / 7 months ago

Motor racing: American teen Correa lands F1 development role at Alfa Romeo

LONDON (Reuters) - American teenager Juan Manuel Correa has joined the Alfa Romeo Formula One team as a development driver while also competing in the Formula Two championship.

The 19-year-old will work in the Swiss-based team’s simulator to support regular race drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi.

Alfa already have a reserve driver in Marcus Ericsson, the Swede who raced for the team last year when they were known as Sauber, and a female test driver in Colombian Tatiana Calderon who is also competing in Formula Two.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Christian Radnedge

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