Formula 2 driver shows off horrific X-ray following high-speed crash
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F2 driver Juan Manuel Correa’s road to recovery continues after he was involved in a fatal crash during the Belgian Grand Prix last year.
The horrifying incident took place at the famous Eau Rogue turn at the Spa track and claimed the life of Frenchman Anthoine Hubert.
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A lot of emotions today coming back to Spa... Not sure what to say apart from that we miss you mate, the paddock is not the same without you. I hope you’re looking down and seeing how much you meant to so many people 💙 #AH19
A post shared by Juan Manuel Correa (@juanmanuelcorrea_) on Aug 27, 2020 at 11:56am PDT
Hubert’s car crashed heavily into the barriers and sprung back on to the track and was struck by Correa, who was travelling behind and had no chance of swerving out of the way.
Correa’s car ripped through Hubert’s car, splitting it into two pieces.
The 21-year-old Correa was taken to hospital in Belgium where he remained in intensive care for a little over two weeks.
Correa has provided his followers on Instagram with regular updates of his road to recovery as he attempts to get back behind the wheel.
Over the weekend however he provided a never before seen shot of the true damage his legs suffered from the terrifying crash.
Having suffered fractures in both of his legs, Correa showed off the eye-opening damage his right leg had taken.
In an interview earlier in the year, Correa spoke about the crash that saw Hubert lose his life and said he thought his legs were gone.
“I remember everything, I never lost consciousness. It all happened very fast, something went under my car because my front tyres went up in the air,” Correa recalled.
“From then on I was kind of a passenger and I didn’t realise I was going to hit the other car until the last moment when I saw just a pink thing in front of me.
“I was kind of in a state of shock. There was smoke coming out of the car, I had to pull myself out of the car.
“At that point I thought I had lost the legs because I couldn’t really move them. It seemed like they were connected by the suit pretty much, they were like gelatine.”
Correa and the Formula paddock returned to Belgium and the famous Spa track in late August with the young star sharing an emotional post on Instagram.
“A lot of emotions today coming back to Spa ... not sure what to say apart from that we miss you mate, the paddock is not the same without you. I hope you’re looking down and seeing how much you meant to so many people,” Correa wrote.
Correa is keeping his dream alive of returning to the grid in 2021 and says his recovery has him on track.
“It’s going quite well,” he said on F2’s Instagram channel.
“I’ve been recovering quite quickly, pushing a lot with that racer mindset, always doing more than necessary, but it’s worked out well.
“I’m actually looking for a comeback next year, so earlier than we thought initially, but it’s looking good.
“I have still quite a few surgeries left to go but the whole metal thing around my leg should be gone by the end of this year, which means I can jump in a car maybe as early as December.”