In the round-up: Juan Manuel Correa says returning to racing for the first time since his horror crash at Spa in 2019 is “one of the proudest moments in my professional career”.

What they say

Juan Manuel Correa
Correa’s leg brace came off last October

Correa suffered serious injuries in a multi-car crash in the Formula 2 feature race at Spa-Francorchamps on August 31st, 2019 which also claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert while. Correa sustained a 65G impact and suffered around 20 fractures in his legs and feet, two fractured vertebrae and lung damage. He spent two weeks in an induced coma.

His right leg, the most severely damaged of the two, was supported by a metal brace for over a year. It was finally removed on October 28th 2020. Correa has had a total of 25 surgeries to his two legs, according to his representatives confirmed, who added in a statement he “will return to racing a year sooner than expected” with ART in the 2021 Formula 3 championship.

Announcing my return to the race tracks is one of the proudest moments in my professional career, as I’ve had to work very hard and sacrifice a lot for it to happen. I want to thank the motorsport community and the fans for their unconditional support.

I have no words to thank ART Grand Prix for believing in me and for being part of my story. I would also like to take a chance to honour the memory of Anthoine, as I will keep him very close to my heart in every race and try to carry his legacy as best as I can.
Juan Manuel Correa

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