Date of birth:
August 9th, 1999
Kicking off his international motorsports career as the first United States World Champion in the Rotax Junior Karting category, racing driver Juan Manuel Correa is now rising through the ranks of the Formula One feeder series. The American motorsports driver heads to his most important year behind the wheel in 2021. He competed in the FIA F2 category during the 2019 Season driving for Sauber Junior Team by Charouz Racing System earning two second place podium results in Baku, the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan and in Paul Ricard, the French Grand Prix. In addition to this, the young driver was chosen by Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN F1 Team in 2019 to be one the team's Development Drivers, a duty that he continues to perform for the team today.
Having suffered a tragic and almost career ending accident in August 2019 racing in F2 Championship at Spa Circuit in Belgium, JM is currently back in Europe competing in the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship and planning to advance into Formula 2 for the 2022 season. Using the season to get back into race strength and conditioning after his near death incident, the FIA F3 program was the perfect program for a competitive environment behind the wheel of a car that will help him achieve his ultimate goal.
Born in Ecuador in 1999, JM has been in a fast paced career becoming a Cadet National Champion at only nine years old in Karting. Upon relocating to Miami, he competed on the main karting circuits in the USA winning the 2013 United States Rotax National Championship and then earning the rights to be named the Rotax Junior World Champion.
This success changed his life, and he was recruited by the Lotus F1 Team to join their Junior Driver Program, and at the early age of 14 years he moved to Europe, to start competing in the CIK/FIA European Karting Championship against the world's top Karting drivers.
JM’s passion, talent, and determination have enabled him to be among a very small number of drivers competing in the elite and exclusive club of the F3 and F2 feeder series. Those same characteristics are the reason why JM is now inspiring many with one of the most incredible comebacks in motorsport history.
London - United Kingdom
“Be humble, surround myself by positive people and work harder than my competitors”. - JM Correa