Juan Manuel Correa placed in induced coma one week after fatal F2 crash

first_imgShare on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Topics Anthoine Hubert’s death a reminder of drivers’ bravery and risks they take Share on Twitter Read more Formula Two Share on WhatsApp Since you’re here… Motor sport Support The Guardian Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1)😱 A scary airborne crash in F3 this morningThankfully Alex Peroni is OK 🙏@AntDavidson is at the SkyPad to look at why the ‘sausage’ kerb has now been removed from Parabolica and what impact that had on drivers’ flying laps in P3#SkyF1 #ItalianGPSeptember 7, 2019 Peroni walked to the medical vehicle unaided and no other driver was involved, with the race finishing behind the safety car. The incident delayed the final F1 practice session as repairs were made to the barriers and the kerb was removed. Safety in F1’s support series is under increased scrutiny after Hubert was killed last weekend, after a high-speed collision involving Sauber driver Correa on the second lap of the F2 feature race at Spa. Juan Manuel Correa, the driver seriously injured in a Formula 2 crash which killed Anthoine Hubert in Belgium last weekend, has been placed in an induced coma.Correa is in a critical but stable condition after being diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome. The Ecuador-born American broke both his legs and sustained spinal cord damage after the 160mph accident last weekend at Spa-Francorchamps.The 20-year-old was transferred from Liège to a hospital in London, where he is now in intensive care after complications arose, leading to Correa suffering acute respiratory failure.A statement released by Correa’s family said: “As time has progressed, new complications have surfaced as a consequence of the massive impact [Juan Manuel] suffered in Belgium.” news Share on Messenger “On his arrival to London, Juan Manuel was diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome. This is an injury considered common in high-impact accidents such as this one. Unfortunately, this injury resulted in Juan Manuel falling into acute respiratory failure.“Juan Manuel is currently in an intensive care unit that specialises in respiratory injuries. At this point of time he is an in induced state of unconsciousness and under ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) support. Juan Manuel is in critical but stable condition.“We are confident that our son will surprise us like he always does with his tremendous fighting will and strength, and will recover completely.”Lewis Hamilton posted a message to Instagram on Friday in memory of the French driver. He wrote: “Still thinking of Anthoine. It feels like the world has just moved on already, but you are very much still in my thoughts.”Peroni walks away from airborne F3 crashThe update on Correa’s condition came as Australian F3 driver Alex Peroni walked away from a huge airborne crash during Italian GP weekend at Monza on Saturday.The 19-year-old from Tasmania hit a raised “sausage” kerb at Parabolica, sending his Campos Racing car high into the air before flipping and landing upside down on the tyre wall, coming to rest against the wire fence.last_img

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