Sauber Junior Team by Charouz’s Juan Manuel Correa has developed respiratory issues following his move to London as he is critical but stable as per the latest update.
The FIA Formula 2 (F2) Championship team stated on Friday that the updates from Correa will be localised through their channel to avoid any miss-communication or speculation regarding his health.
But few hours later, the American-Ecuador driver’s family released a fresh statement to update about his ongoing treatment in London (UK) from Belgium. Correa has developed respiratory issues from the hit.
The family states the current injury as one of the high probability thing to happen in such incidents. He remains in the ICU in an induced state of unconsciousness, where he is in critical but stable condition.
The full statement:
“First of all, on behalf of our son we wish to thank everyone within and outside the motorsports community for the wonderful and caring get well wishes that we have received, as well as messages for a speedy recovery.
“We are confident that Juan Manuel will review them all himself once he is back in charge of his social media accounts. Honoring our son’s straight-to-the-point and honesty that characterizes him, we wish to update you on the status of his injuries and physical condition.
“As time has progressed, new complications have surfaced as a consequence of the massive impact he suffered Saturday in Belgium. 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 specializes in respiratory injuries.
“At this point of time he is an in induced state of unconsciousness and under ECMO 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.
“At this time, we kindly request that our privacy and space be respected. As a family, we need to pull together and be 100% there for Juan Manuel. Maria and I wish to take this opportunity to give our condolences to the Hubert family for their loss. Our hearts are broken, and we can only imagine the pain this loss has brought them.”
The statement was signed by up his parents Juan Carlos and Maria. Sauber Junior Team by Charouz is running the sole car at Monza F2 weekend, with Callum Ilott securing pole for the feature race.