With the second wheel-to-wheel action at the Circuit de Monaco coming on Saturday afternoon, American Juan Manuel Correa marched forward to finish in the twelfth position.
Getting shuffled back to 20th and the last position at the start, Correa put on a clinic of passing skills as he quickly progressed forward passing eight cars around the tight quarters of the barrier lined street circuit. Taking chances but also working on calculated moves, the Sauber Junior Team by Charouz driver did not disappoint, gaining experience along the way.
“I was shuffled to dead last off the line, even my teammate got by,” expressed,” Correa.
“To come from dead last to P12 in Monaco, in my opinion, is a good race. I had a lot of fun and completed a lot of overtakes considering how the track is so it was definitely a big challenge."
"At the end of the day I had fun, and that is also why I am here and why we are all here. I can not leave this weekend satisfied, but I leave with a good feeling moving forward and know that we need to keep improving. The good thing is that we have a very good potential. We are not lost, we just need to put it all together and fix a few things but we will get there and I am very confident.”
The next event of the FIA Formula 2 calendar is the Circuit Paul Ricard in France June 21st to the 23rd as Juan Manuel Correa will look to get back to a point scoring position.
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Juan Manuel Correa :
JM Correa (19) is an American-Ecuadorian F2 driver who grew up in Miami, FL and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. Juan Manuel’s racing season will be completed with the Sauber Junior Team and he has been selected to participate in the Alfa Romeo Racing Formula 1 Team as Development Driver.