Juan Manuel Correa has revealed new details of the Formula 2 crash at Spa-Francorchamps in August which claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert.
The pair collided at the exit of Raidillon after Hubert’s car struck a barrier on the outside of the corner on lap two of the feature race. The collision happened moments after Giuliano Alesi’s car had gone off at the same corner.
Correa explained in an interview with Mundo Sport and F1 Feeder Series that his car was struck by debris from Alesi’s before he hit Hubert’s car.
“When I went past Eau Rouge I stepped on debris from Alesi’s car that got under the front wheels, lifted them so I went straight, with the bad luck that I went straight into Hubert’s car,” he said.
He has contributed to the FIA’s forthcoming report into the cause of the crash. “It’s all clear,” he said, “I had meetings with the FIA, it was an accident with very bad luck, a long chain of events where four or five cars were involved.
“What I told about what I experienced coincides with the FIA report. But it’s over, no investigation is going to change the fact that I have a hard year ahead.”
According to Correa the force of the impact was measured at 70G. He suffered serious injuries to his right leg and his rehabilitation is expected to take over a year.
“Unfortunately, it is most likely [I will] never make a full recovery in my leg,” he said. “But I will fight to recover it enough to step on the throttle again.”
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