Correa returns to Sauber's young driver Academy

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Correa returns to Sauber's young driver Academy

Sauber has announced that Juan Manuel Correa has rejoined its young driver Academy less than two years after the Ecuadorian-American's horrendous crash at Spa in Formula 2.

It's a comeback to greater things for the 21-year-old who has put his motorsport career back on track this season by competing in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with ART Grand Prix.

Correa was previously a member of Sauber's driver development program which gave him an opportunity to test one of the Hinwil squad's F1 cars at Paul Ricard where he'll be racing this weekend in F3.

Alas, the young talent's progression was brutally halted in 2019 when he suffered severe leg injuries in the tragic F2 crash at Spa that claimed the life of young French hopeful Anthoine Hubert.

But Correa drew upon all his fortitude and determination to recover from his injuries and return to actve racing this season in F3.

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"It’s very special to be back with the Sauber Academy: they’re the junior programme of the team I was with in 2019, when I had my first and only F1 test, and it’s a great feeling to be working with them again," said Correa.

"I am very excited to show the Academy’s branding on my car and my helmet already from this weekend in France and I am looking forward to helping the team whenever needed, be it in the sim or elsewhere.

"I am very grateful to ART and Sébastien Philippe, and of course to Fred Vasseur, for all the support he has given me, and to everyone else at Sauber, from Beat Zehnder to all those who have been absolutely amazing and so supportive since my accident and throughout my recovery.

"It’s an honour to be back with this team."

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Sauber Motorsport Sporting Director, Beat Zehnder added: "Juan Manuel always displayed skill and determination, but his remarkable comeback from injury is an inspiring story that shows all his strength and will power.

"We have nothing but sheer admiration for his tenacity and we are happy to help him, through the Sauber Academy programme, as he resumes his motorsport career."

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Full results from Free Practice 1 for the French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard, round 7 of the 2021 Formula 1 season.

2021 French Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:33.448s 24
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:33.783s + 0.335s 21
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:33.880s + 0.432s 23
4 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:34.193s + 0.745s 25
5 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:34.329s + 0.881s 25
6 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:34.644s + 1.196s 24
7 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:34.693s + 1.245s 21
8 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:34.699s + 1.251s 20
9 Lando Norris McLaren 1:34.707s + 1.259s 21
10 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:34.847s + 1.399s 22
11 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:34.950s + 1.502s 24
12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:35.116s + 1.668s 23
13 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:35.135s + 1.687s 20
14 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:35.275s + 1.827s 23
15 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:35.289s + 1.841s 16
16 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:35.342s + 1.894s 24
17 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:35.612s + 2.164s 22
18 Nikita Mazepin Haas 1:36.651s + 3.203s 24
19 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:37.329s + 3.881s 14
20 Roy Nissany Williams 1:37.881s + 4.433s 16

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