Juan Manuel Correa Announces Plans to Return to Racing in Formula 3

Juan Manuel Correa is preparing to make a big return to the track…

The 21-year-old Ecuadorian racing driver who suffered severe injuries in a Formula 2 accident that killed Anthoine Hubert in 2019, has announced plans to return to racing this year in Formula 3.

Juan Manuel Correa

Correa sustained serious leg injuries after his car collided with Hubert’s during an F2 race at Spa-Francorchamps in August, 2019.

He was placed in an induced coma after the accident and spent months in hospital, during which he opted against the amputation of his right leg in favor of a total reconstruction.

After a series of surgeries last year and extensive rehabilitation, Correa has announced that he’ll return to racing in F3, which will act as a support series for F1 at various rounds this season, including the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin.

He will race for ART Grand Prix — the same team Hubert raced for in the series when it was known as GP3.

“Announcing my return to the race tracks is one of the proudest moments in my professional career, as I’ve had to work very hard and sacrifice a lot for it to happen,” Correa said. “I want to thank the motorsport community and the fans for their unconditional support.

“I have no words to thank ART Grand Prix for believing in me and for being part of my story. I would also like to take a chance to honor the memory of Anthoine, as I will keep him very close to my heart in every race and try to carry his legacy as best as I can.”

Correa completed one full season in GP3 in 2018 and finished 12th in the standings before moving up to F2 in 2019, in which he took two second-place finishes before his accident.

He has undergone a total of 25 surgeries on both legs since his accident, with an initial prognosis that it would take two-and-a-half years for him to recover to a point where he could consider racing again.

Last year, Correa said he soon realized after coming out of a coma that he could never turn his back on motorsport.

“Racing is really what I love and it only took me a few days to realize I wasn’t going to lose my love for racing that easily,” he said. “I needed a challenge to motivate myself and do the long journey I have ahead of me.

“Coming back to racing is really a challenge that motivates me and keeps me in a positive mind frame. That’s why this comeback is very important for me.”

Márquez Rewrites History with U.S. Grand Prix Victory

Marc Márquez is having a high-speed rookie season…

The 20-year-old Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer registered a win for Honda in the U.S. Grand Prix at California’s Laguna Seca track, which helped him increase his lead in the MotoGP standings to 16 points.

Marc Márquez

The victory, following his win last weekend in the German Grand Prix, made Márquez, the youngest-ever rider to win back-to-back races in his first season.

U.S. racer “Fast” Freddie Spencer was 21 when he took the first two contests of the 1983 season.

Stefan Bradl, who began Sunday’s race in pole position, ended up in second place, followed by Italy’s Valentino Rossi, a seven-time world champion.

The defending MotoGP champ, Alvaro Bautista, had to settle for the fourth spot.


“At that circuit I expected to be struggling a little bit but in the end we take 25 points. I am so happy,” said Márquez after the race.

The outcome leaves him with 163 points in the battle for the MotoGP title, while countryman and Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa has 147 points.

Márquez is the 2010 125cc World Champion and the 2012 Moto2 World Champion. Márquez made history by being the youngest ever MotoGP pole sitter & winner in history at the 2013 Grand Prix of the Americas.