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Juan Manuel Correa stable after surgery for injuries after Spa F2 crash

by Peter Allen

Photo: Joe Portlock / LAT Images / FIA F2 Championship

Juan Manuel Correa was said to be in a stable condition after undergoing surgery for injuries sustained in the Spa Formula 2 crash.

Correa, driving for the Sauber Junior Team, was involved in the incident that claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert.

Announcing Hubert’s passing on Saturday evening, an FIA statement said that Correa had been taken to the CHU Liege hospital for treatment, and that he was in a stable condition.

A statement released overnight on behalf of Correa’s management said that the American driver suffered fractures to both legs and a minor spinal injury.

“Today, American Juan Manuel Correa was involved in a scary incident at the Belgium Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium,” it read.

“A victim of an accident that happened in front of him, Correa had no place to go and made contact with a fellow competitor?s stopped FIA Formula 2 car. Suffering fractures to both of his legs and a minor spinal injury, Correa underwent surgery and is resting in Intensive Care.

“At the current moment, Juan Manuel Correa?s condition is stable. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he underwent surgery. Juan Manuel remained conscious the entire time until his admission to the operating room.

“While you keep Juan Manuel in your thoughts and prayers, please also pray for the well being of Anthoine Hubert?s friends and family. In motorsports, we are a family, and we lost one of our family members today.

“More updates on Juan Manuel?s condition will be made public when available.”

Both F2 races at Spa were cancelled as a result of the incident, with Sunday’s sprint race called off as a mark of respect. The second Formula 3 race will go ahead, postponed to 11:00 local time.