Belgian Grand Prix – Sauber Junior Team by Charouz have issued a statement outlining the nature of Juan Manuel Correa’s injuries.
The 20 year old Formula 2 driver was involved in a serious crash at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday. Racing in Formula 2’s feature race, he made contact with the BWT Arden of Anthoine Hubert. Hubert, unfortunately, passed away from his injuries ninety minutes after the accident.
Juan Manuel Correa was brought to Liege Hospital, where he spent Saturday night in intensive care with injuries described as ‘serious’.
An update has now been issued by the Charouz team, explaining the nature of Correa’s injuries. He has fractured both legs, and has a spinal injury that is being described as ‘minor’. He underwent surgery on Saturday night.
He continues to rest up in intensive care, with his parents now having joined him.
“We are continuing to support them at this tragic time.” says the statement from Charouz. “The team sincerely thanks the Spa-Francorchamps marshals and safety teams for their speedy response and care at the accident scene yesterday.”
The American driver got his first taste of Formula 1 machinery just last week, driving a Sauber C32 at Paul Ricard over two days of private testing. Anthoine Hubert’s Formula 2 Arden teammate Tatiana Calderon, also an Alfa affiliate driver, joined Correa for that test.