Juan Manuel Correa will remain intensive care until doctors are satisfied, according to an update released by his press team.
The 19 year old Ecuadorian suffered serious injuries on Saturday, picked up in a crash during Formula 2’s feature race at Spa-Francorchamps that claimed the life of BWT Arden’s Anthoine Hubert.
Correa was brought to CHU Liege in Belgium, requiring immediate surgery on his two legs – both of which are fractured. He also suffered a ‘minor’ spinal injury – more details on this have yet to emerge.
A statement made on Monday said that Correa has been made aware of the outcome of the crash that saw his Charouz F2 car collide at high speed with the already crashed car of the 22 year old Hubert. The statement says that he is ‘overwhelmed with sadness’, and that he is being comforted by his parents in hospital.
A further update says that Correa will remain in the intensive care unit, as per the decision of doctors monitoring him. The intention is to keep him there to ‘perform some additional tests and monitor his injuries and status closely’. The statement stresses that ‘His current health situation is unchanged, and he remains in stable condition.’
The intention is to airlift Correa to his parent’s home in Miami when he’s deemed fit enough to do so, and will then face a lengthy rehabilitation process.