Correa returns to Spa a year after the tragic accident

The Ecuadorian will participate in the tributes to Anthoine Hubert, who died in the 2019 F2 race. Gasly reminds him: "I can't accept it."


On August 31, 2019, Anthoine Hubert lost his life in Eau Rouge during the first lap of the Formula 2 race after a violent accident that also suffered Juan Manuel Correa. The Frenchman's car, who was 22 years old, was stranded in the center of the track after several touches and the Ecuadorian collided with him, without the possibility of avoiding him, at very high speed. The impact generated a force of 82G, according to subsequent FIA investigation. A tragedy at Spa-Francorchamps that this weekend will be commemorated in tribute to the promising driver from the Renault quarry, who won GP3 in 2017 and was targeting F1.

A minute's silence will be observed before the F2 and F1 races. Childhood friend Pierre Gasly brought flowers to the walls of Radillon Bend. "Spa is my favorite circuit, here I won in F4, Formula Renault 2.0, GP2 ... but there are things that I find difficult to accept, I cannot assume what happened. It is not easy at all," said the Alpha Tauri.

Y Correa, immersed in a very long rehabilitation process to regain mobility and functionality in his right leg, traveled from his residence in Miami to Spa and will be part of the events. "I am very happy to see the people in the paddock again, it will be emotional. The recovery is going well, in fact I think I can compete again next year. I still have several operations pending, but the metal structure of the leg will be removed at end of the year and then I'll be able to get into a car, "explains the 21-year-old pilot, with two podium finishes in F2 until that fatal accident.

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