Eighteen months after the dramatic accident at Spa, Juan Manuel Correa has finally taken the wheel in Austria during the pre-season collective testing in Formula 3 on the Dallara of the ART Grand Prix team, which he will drive this year.
The first private preliminary tests for the FIA F3 Championship take place this weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
Among the thirty or so competitors who are candidates to succeed the Australian Oscar Piastri, crowned last year, is a true ghost.
Correa is indeed back in competition for the first time since the fatal F2 Spa crash in Anthoine Hubert (to whom he will pay tribute on his helmet) in August 2019.
The American pilot slipped into the cockpit of the Dallara of the ART Grand Prix team for this life-size test after almost losing a leg in the accident.
“I am very grateful to my team, rejoices Juan Manuel. They believed in me and allowed me to return to F3 for what I consider a transitional season, the first step in my comeback to pursue my dream of entering Formula 1. “
Two days of collective testing are on the program this weekend before the launch of the Spanish Grand Prix curtain-raiser championship at the Catalunya circuit in a month’s time.
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