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Alfa Romeo hands Juan Manuel Correa first F1 test at Paul Ricard

by Rachel Hillman

Photo: Glenn Dunbar / FIA F2 Championship

Alfa Romeo Racing?s development drivers Tatiana Calderon and Juan Manuel Correa will undertake a two-day Formula 1 test session at Paul Ricard on August 23-24.

The pair will each drive the Sauber C32, driven to two top-five finishes by Nico Hulkenberg in 2014, as part of a development programme devised by the team.?For Calderon, who has been with the team since 2017, it will be her third test in a year.

?I?m really thankful to Alfa Romeo Racing for giving me another opportunity to drive a Formula One car, following my previous two runs last year,” said Calderon.

?I?m very happy to be able to work with the team on the track once again and continue to learn and develop further as a driver. I look forward to making the most from this new experience.?

Correa will make his F1 test debut, and will be looking to develop his working relationship with the trackside team alongside understanding the demands of an F1 car.

?Driving a F1 car is something I have dreamt about since I was seven years old, so I am extremely excited to finally be in the cockpit,” Correa said.

?I am looking forward to learning as much as possible from this experience. Thank you to Alfa Romeo Racing for this opportunity.?

Both Calderon and Correa are rookies this year in Formula 2. Sauber Junior Team by Charouz driver Correa is 12th in the standings with two podiums, while Arden International’s Calderon is yet to score a point and last of the full-time entrants.