Juan Manuel Correa has returned to action in official testing for the new Formula 3 season, 19 months on from his horrific Formula 2 crash at Spa, which also claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert.
Following a long recovery at his home in Miami, Correa joined the Formula 1 paddock at Spa during last year’s Belgian Grand Prix and visited the scene of his crash at Raidillon.
The helmet Correa is using for his return, starting with this weekend’s two-day test at the Red Bull Ring, incorporates Hubert’s logo in two places. “Obviously this helmet is very special for me because it’s the helmet I’m going to do my comeback with,” said Correa. “To commemorate Anthoine’s memory, he will always be racing with me.”
F3 testing was originally due to begin in late February at the Jerez circuit in Spain, but was delayed due to the pandemic. A further test will be held at the Circuit de Catalunya ahead of the championship’s season-opening round supporting the Spanish Grand Prix in May.
— Formula 3 (@FIAFormula3) April 3, 2021
Image: F3 via Twitter
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