May 11, 2022

In Conversation: Juan Manuel Correa on his injury recovery

FIA Formula 3
2022 Season

Juan Manuel Correa sat down with Eight Sleep Co-Founder and CEO Matteo Franceschetti during the Miami Grand Prix weekend to discuss his recovery from a stress fracture and provide insight into Formula 1’s latest race.

Partnering with Eight Sleep has allowed Correa to take advantage of technology designed to improve sleep, and has played an important part in his continued push to return to racing soon.

Since suffering a metatarsal fracture in his left foot during the opening FIA Formula 3 weekend in Bahrain, Correa has worked tirelessly through a rehab programme to return to racing.

"Right now, it's about a lot of rehab, a lot of rest and being strict with myself,” he said. “I don't have a lot of pain, so it's easy to walk on it and try to do too much.

"It's important to take it easy while continuing to train and stay fit so I can get back in the car immediately [when ready].

"It's challenging, but if there's one thing I know my way around, it's recovery.

"I got my EightSleep bed in London a few months ago and it's been great.

“It helps me keep up between the races because my trainer has access to the app to make sure I'm getting the sleep I need."

Correa will be having a CT scan this week to assess a timeline for his racing comeback.

Last weekend, he visited the Miami Grand Prix and joined F1 TV for its pre-race show, where he gave his verdict on the Miami International Autodrome circuit.

Speaking to Franceschetti, Correa said that the Miami race could potentially create more commercial opportunities for local drivers such as himself as F1's popularity continues to grow in America.

"It's great to have racing here,” said Correa. “It's a bit weird because I've been racing in Europe for so long, so seeing all the people from F1 in my city is like combining both worlds.

"My career took off in Miami, living here when I was 13-14 years old, doing local races and winning them to move up to bigger championships.

"By 2013, I had won the [Rotax Junior] American National Championship and winning the [Rotax Junior] World Championship earned me opportunities.

“I moved to Italy for a professional contract and eventually moved into Formula 4 and single-seaters."

You can watch Correa's full interview below.