It was race day at the Circuit de Monaco, for the first wheel-to-wheel action of the weekend for Juan Manuel Correa.
Lining up 15th, the American had a spirited drive forward to the sixth position before an incident three laps from the end ruined his day. Refocused for tomorrow, the Sauber Junior Team by Charouz driver will go for it again in race two as he looks to salvage some points on the weekend.
“I made a big mistake in the race but obviously the red flag compromised our entire strategy as we had not completed our pit stop,” explained Correa.
“By the time the red flag came out, many people behind us on track had already finished their mandatory stop so we know we were fighting for P13 or P14 at best. I risked it too much trying to overcut another car and put it in the wall. Not much I can say, just very disappointing.”
Race two on the weekend will run 36 laps and a complete race distance of 100.110 kilometers and take the green flag on Saturday at 17:15 (GMT+2) or 11:15am (GMT-4) in the United States.
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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.