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Juan Manuel Correa Update: Remains in Induced Coma

Paul Jeffrey

RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief
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The family of injured F2 driver Juan Manuel Correa recently released a statement updating fans on the condition of the Ecuadorian-American driver.

As 20-year-old Ecuadorian-American driver Juan Manuel Correa continues to fight against the injuries sustained in a horrific accident during the Formula One support F2 race at Spa-Francorchamps last month, with the family of the Sauber Team Junior by Charouz driver having recently shared another update on his current condition:

Our son, Juan Manuel, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in London, England with my wife and I at his side. We have good days and bad days as well as long nights and short nights but with the support of the motorsports community, our friends, family, country and fans, we continue to pray for Juan Manuel.

Juan Manuel remains in a state of induced coma with paralysis in order for his lungs to get as much rest as possible. Continuing to be assisted by an ECMO machine many of the key vital indicators have improved slightly while others have deteriorated very little. We have been reminded by the doctors that as long as Juan Manuel continues in an upward trend of improvement, even if very little, it is all that we can ask for at the moment. Infections are under control and respiratory indicators remain stable and all vital signs continue to remain consistent and stable.

We believe in our son’s strength and determination, we see the minor improvement as an indication of him starting to turn the tide in his favor, we just need him to do it a little quicker. Doctors continue to monitor and change the bandages when necessary and confirm that the fractures are multiple and severe. Additional surgeries will be required once Juan Manuel’s lungs improve to a state that it is safe for doctors to proceed.

We would like to thank each and every person that has called, text, sent emails and reached out on social media. We have received and read or continue to read and show all the messages to Juan Manuel. Your messages help him to fight and never give up. This will be the biggest single motivator for Juan Manuel when he regains consciousness. We invite fans and friends to continue to send supportive messages via social media or to Info@JMCorrea.com. Again, thank you for your support.
As per the above statement, fans can share their message of support with the family of Correa via social media, or email at info@jmcorrea.com.

RaceDepartment again wish to offer their thoughts and best wishes to the driver and his family during this difficult recovery period.

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Stay Safe, Healthy and be Kind - Stop Hate
When you hear news like this it brings to light how quickly life changes and how important it is to take each moment and cherish for what it is. Godspeed to Juan Manuel, his family and friends. Hard to rationalize the sport for me at times.

Paul Glover

RaceDepartment Social Media Manager & Podcast Host
Hopefully he makes a full recovery, the human body can do amazing things.

Got to be an awful time for his family, fingers and toes are crossed for them.


Simracer since 99 / 3D Engineer & Game Developer
Sad to hear that. Wish him all the best & pray he gets back up!


All the best Juan Manuel, for a speedy (and complete) recovery.

I also have a huge amount of admiration for his family to make the time and effort to keep the public informed of his progress, at what must be a horrendous time for them :thumbsup:


Stay Safe, Healthy and be Kind - Stop Hate
A bit of good news is that JMC has been brought out of the induced coma.
Good to hear.
That is usually a sign that whatever they wanted to slow things down to allow to heal, has turned a corner and is actively repairing itself.