From aspiring to Formula 1 to fighting for his life: Juan Manuel Correa got back in a car

The life story of Juan Manuel Correa it’s to make a movie. A pilot destined to reach the Formula 1 in a few years, and an accident that almost cost him his life and his legs. However, nothing can stop Correa’s trajectory. This weekend, the pilot got back on a single seater competition and thrilled all the fans.

A strong accident in the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix it paralyzed the motor world. Antoine hubert he lost his life after a very hard blow that Juan Manuel Correa inflicted on him. There Hubert died almost instantly, while Correa suffered multiple fractures to his legs, being hospitalized in serious condition and being subjected to multiple operations.

Back to the slopes

Despite the fact that this was a very hard blow for him, Correa did not give up. After two years of recovery, the Ecuadorian nationalized American returned to compete. This weekend he was present at the official tests of the Formula 3, one of the categories lower than Formula 1, behind the Formula 2. On his return he wanted to pay tribute to Hubert with a very special design on his helmet.

«It is a very special helmet, because it is with which I will return to competition. I also want to pay tribute to Anthoine, he will always be running with me and, therefore, I will wear his logo both on the top and on the back of the helmet. The rest have the traditional details that I have always worn, but this time with a different color, “said Correa in a video on his Twitter account.

In the preseason sessions of Formula 3, Correa accelerated again and did not do so badly. Despite being far from the classifier, Correa finished less than a second behind the first place of this Saturday’s session, which was the Brazilian Caio Collet. The Formula 3 season will begin on May 8 at the circuit of Barcelona, ​​Spain.

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