JM set for Formula 2 comeback with Van Amersfoort Racing
*Photography by James Gasperotti
Step One Motorsports ambassador, Juan Manuel Correa, will join Van Amersfoort Racing for the FIA Formula 2 Championship’s season finale at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit.
By joining the Dutch squad, JM will race in the Formula One feeder series for the first time since 2019 when he was involved in a tragic accident at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, which claimed the life of fellow racing driver, Anthoine Hubert.
After an intensive 18-month recovery process, JM returned to motorsports in 2021 by racing in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with ART Grand Prix.
The American-Ecuadorian scored points in his very first race weekend with the team and in a second season in 2022, took his first podium on his recovery journey at Zandvoort.
Earlier this year, JM also joined Prema Racing for the final two rounds of the European Le Mans Series and tasted his first victory in sportscars at the season finale at Portimão.
Van Amersfoort Racing was founded in 1975 and is one of motorsports’ leading teams in junior single-seater racing and joined Formula 2 for the 2022 campaign.
With a proven track record, Van Amersfoort has propelled multiple high-profile drivers to success, including two-time F1 champion Max Verstappen and five-time Grand Prix winner, Charles Leclerc.
JM will team up with Belgian racer Amaury Cordeel at Van Amersfoort for the season finale and will participate in two races at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 19 and 20.
“Racing again in F2 is very exciting for me because it has been my goal since my comeback two years ago,” said JM.
“I know it will be challenging to jump into a race weekend without having driven the F2 car in such a long time, but I am always up for a challenge.
“It will be an emotional feeling to take part in another F2 race start three years after Spa, and I want to thank VAR for this incredible opportunity and the trust in me.”