The 2020 FIA FORMULA 2 Championship calendar has been unveiled. Once again, it will consist of twelve rounds in total, all support events of the FIA Formula One® World Championship. Eight rounds will be held in Europe, including new venue Zandvoort in the Netherlands, whilst four flyaway events will complete the calendar.
The parents of Juan Manuel Correa have provided an update on their son’s condition following the huge Formula 2 crash at Spa-Francorchamps in which Anthoine Hubert died. Juan Manuel Correa was transported from intensive care in Liege in Belgium to a hospital in London last week, where he was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and was put into an induced coma.
An emotional Jack Aitken earned his third win of the season in a thrilling FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race at Monza, dedicating his lights-to-flag victory to fellow Renault Academy driver, and friend, the late Anthoine Hubert. The Campos Racer was harried right to the chequered flag, narrowly finishing ahead of fellow Brit, Jordan King, and Championship leader Nyck de Vries.
The FIA Formula 2 family suffered an immense loss after one of its brighter stars, Anthoine Hubert, tragically died in a horrific accident on Lap 2 of last week’s Feature Race at Spa-Francorchamps. The loveable Frenchman was in his rookie season and was highly regarded by the entire motorsport community. Not only was he a great driver, but he was also an amazing character whose infectious smile lit up our paddock. This season, he had achieve two superb wins in Monaco and on home-soil at Le Castellet.
Juan Manuel Correa is being transferred from Belgium to a specialist hospital unit in the United Kingdom in order to continue his recovery from the serious injuries he sustained in Saturday’s Formula 2 race at Spa. The Sauber Junior Team driver and Alfa Romeo F1 junior was taken initially to the CHU Liege hospital with fractures to both legs and a spinal injury after his high-speed collision with Anthoine Hubert, who lost his life in the incident, and he underwent lengthy surgery.
Juan-Manuel Correa, who suffered extensive leg injuries in the Formula 2 accident that claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert at Spa-Francorchamps last Saturday, is to remain in intensive care for at least 24 more hours before returning home to the U.S.
An official statement from Correa’s media team is as follows:
Sauber Junior Racing Team by Charouz’ driver Juan Manuel Correa was involved in today’s Feature Race horrific accident on Lap 2. Juan Manuel is currently in a stable condition and is being treated at the CHU de Liège hospital.
Mick Schumacher became the second rookie winner of this season’s FIA Formula 2 campaign with a commanding performance from lights-to-flag in the Sprint Race that required every inch of his defensive abilities.
The two time penalties cancelled for UNI-Virtuosi Racing and MP Motorsport drivers. Two penalty decisions have been revised following today’s FIA Formula 2 Feature Race, with Luca Ghiotto and Jordan King now only receiving written reprimands, instead of time penalties.