Correa completes F2 comeback bid with 2023 deal · RaceFans

Juan Manuel Correa will return to Formulation 2 full-time in 2023, 4 years on from his life-threatening crash within the collection.

The American-Ecuadorian was positioned in a coma after a crash at Spa-Francorchamps that value the lifetime of Anthoine Hubert. Correa sustained critical harm to his lungs and legs that required him to discover ways to stroll once more after in depth surgical procedure.

After doing so, Correa labored on a return to racing and achieved that in FIA Formulation 3 final 12 months. He got here twenty first within the standings in his comeback season, then claimed a podium this 12 months and completed an improved thirteenth within the championship.

Final month the chance arose to race in F2 once more, with Correa standing in for an additional driver at Van Amersfoort Racing for the season finale. He had a penalty-filled weekend, however loved the expertise and has now signed with the staff to contest the total 2023 marketing campaign.

“Being again full-time in F2 means extra to me than most individuals can think about,” mentioned Correa.

“It’s not simply an achievement in itself to be on this grid, nevertheless it is also a realisation of a purpose that has been the epicentre of my efforts for the final three years, so it’s a very emotional achievement.”He’ll drive alongside Richard Verschoor on the staff. “I’m super-grateful for the chance that VAR is giving me,” Correa continued. “I’m very hungry, I’m very motivated, and I do know the staff is as nicely.

“I’m certain collectively we, the staff and my staff mate Richard, will make an ideal line-up and create an ideal working setting for everybody. We might be pushing one another to repeatedly enhance, as a result of all of us wish to do nicely this upcoming season.”

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Correa returned to F2 in final month’s season finale

Of their first F2 season this 12 months, VAR suffered from a rotation of drivers however did present tempo shortly with a podium end of their second occasion. Nevertheless that was misplaced to a technical infringement, and subsequently the staff’s finest outcome was a fourth place. They completed the 12 months with 5 consecutive robust factors finishes.

“F2 is a aggressive class, and I feel VAR has performed a very good job of their first 12 months within the championship,” mentioned Correa.

“With the little expertise they’d, they’ve placed on a really spectacular efficiency. I’m trying ahead to seeing how I may help the staff enhance and work along with them on this very thrilling season!”

2022 Formulation 2 grid to this point

Crew Driver Driver
MP Dennis Hauger Jehan Daruvala
Carlin TBC TBC
Hitech TBC TBC
DAMS Ayumu Iwasa Arthur Leclerc
Virtuosi Jack Doohan Amaury Cordeel
PHM by Charouz Roy Nissany Brad Benavides
Trident Clement Novalak TBC
Van Amersfoort Richard Verschoor Juan Manuel Correa
Campos Ralph Boschung Kush Maini

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