Juan Manuel Correa has announced that he will be making a return to racing after suffering horrific injuries in mid-2019 in the Formula Two accident at Spa-Francorchamps which claimed Anthoine Hubert’s life.
Correa has since had several rounds of surgery on his legs and has been following an intensive rehabilitation programme.
Specifically, Correa announced that he will be returning to racing in 2021 with ART Grand Prix in the FIA Formula 3 Championship and emphasised that he is still ultimately aiming to become an F1 driver.
“First of all, I’m extremely happy to be back after what I’ve been through,” Correa said on Monday.
“I am super thankful to ART Grand Prix; it means a lot to me that they’re believing in me and my comeback.
“F3 is a transition year, my dream is still to reach F1 and this is the first step in my comeback.
“My targets are a bit ahead of myself, because I still have to do a lot, I have not driven a car for a year and a half and there is a big learning curve ahead.
“I’m entering this season with an open mind, I won’t put pressure on myself, I will do my best, I will do what I love and that’s already a victory,” he added.
Meanwhile, ART Grand Prix team manager Sebastien Phillipe described Correa as “an example of bravery and tenacity” and said his team is “proud” to be a part of his return to racing.