ART Grand Prix have extended their partnership with Juan Manuel Correa, announcing that the American racer will spend a second season with them in Formula 3.

The Sauber junior driver made his racing return with ART at the start of 2021, two years on from the tragic accident in Spa that saw him suffer serious injuries.

Ending a rehabilitative rookie year in 21st with five top 10 finishes, Correa believes he can start 2022 “on a much high level,” with the French team.

“I am very glad to stay one more year with ART Grand Prix and build on our first season together," said Correa. "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.”

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Correa believes he can start 2022 “on a much high level” with ART than in 2021
Correa believes he can start 2022 “on a much high level,” with ART than in 2021

Correa was a double-podium finisher in Formula 2 prior to the accident, scoring second place in the Sprint Races at Baku and Le Castellet with Charouz Racing System.

In a bid to increase his mileage count, the 22-year-old made a return to F2 with Charouz in December's post-season test at Abu Dhabi.

He has also previously competed in GP3, as well as the ADAC and Italian Formula 4 championships.

Team Principal Sébastien Philippe added: “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.

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.”