August 30, 2019

Issue on Fastest Lap in Qualifying Forces Correa to Start P15 for Race 1

FIA Formula 2
2019 Season

Competing at the 7.004-kilometer Circuit Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium this weekend, American Juan Manuel Correa had a less than happy qualifying session today.

After an issue in practice that limited his run time, a slick race surface on his fastest qualifying lap forced an increase in lap time and a P15 starting position for race one tomorrow. Never one to give up, Correa will push hard to advance forward and set himself up for a shot at a solid result in race two on Sunday.

“Quite a tough day here in Spa as we had an electrical issue in the free practice and then in qualifying, I almost went off on my fast lap,” explained Correa.

“We are not sure yet whether it was driver error, some oil on the track or something different. There were a few other drivers that spun around in the same corner so we have to check. It was not ideal as we were coming with enough of a delta to be in the top ten so we will start P15. The goal is as it has been in the past and try and work our way towards a top eight result and then push forward again on Sunday.”

With the first wheel-to-wheel action set to comment on Saturday at 16:10 (GMT+2), race two of the weekend will get underway Sunday at 11:15 (GMT +2).
On the east coast of the United States, race times will be 10:45am Saturday and 5:15am Sunday.

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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.