DAMS have finalised their driver pairing for the 2024 FIA Formula 2 season, announcing that Juan Manuel Correa will be joining the French team to race alongside compatriot Jak Crawford.

The American driver made his full time return to the Championship this year with Van Amersfoort Racing, achieving six points-scoring finishes and a best result of fourth in the Spielberg Sprint Race.

On the signing, Correa said he’s thrilled to be continuing his progression with the team, having already enjoyed a successful post-season test with them in Abu Dhabi last month.

“I’m delighted to be a part of DAMS for the 2024 season. I feel that it is the best place for me to continue to rebuild my career and push towards my long-term objectives. I’m eager to begin working with the team and to show what I can do on track.”

Correa brings with him an abundance of single seater and sports car experience since his debut in ADAC and Italian Formula 4 in 2016. He then graduated to GP3 full time in 2018, finishing 12th overall. A promotion to Formula 2 followed the next year, where he scored two second place finishes before sustaining major injuries in the tragic events at Spa-Francorchamps.

Proving his resilience and determination in the face of extensive rehabilitation, Correa made a hard-earned comeback to racing in 2021 to compete in Formula 3. His sophomore campaign last year was capped off with a podium finish in the Zandvoort Sprint Race before he made his return to the second tier with a one-off appearance at the 2022 Yas Marina season finale ahead of his 2023 campaign.

Additionally, the 24-year-old claimed a European Le Mans Series victory last year and contested the 2023 World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Charles Pic, DAMS’ Team Owner added: “We are excited to see Juan Manuel join us for 2024, he has potential and is a great team player. We’ve already seen encouraging signs that he’s forming a strong working relationship with Jak and the rest of the crew.

"He has shown his resilient mentality with his desire to return to racing after a very difficult period out of the sport. His ability to provide useful feedback to our engineers and his willingness to absorb new information leaves us confident that we can achieve strong results together in the coming year.”