With a fourteenth place result on Saturday, American driver Juan Manuel Correa was hoping for some better results on Sunday. Rising temperatures and tire degradation hurt Correa in race two.
Starting his final wheel-to-wheel action of the weekend from outside row seven, the Sauber Junior Team driver attacked early, but was unable to advance up the grid. With temperatures rising and grip level lacking, Correa was only able to maintain his on track position, but was upbeat about handling changes made to his car between races one and two.
Juan Manuel Correa:
“The second race here in Budapest was more positive than yesterday as the changes we made to the car helped it in the way that we were expecting,” explained Correa.
“There was not a lot of action out there today. It was extremely hot so we had big tire degradation and that did not allow anyone to make many moves at all. In the beginning of the race I pushed slightly too hard and I paid for that in the closing stages losing grip in the tires. Knowing that it was going to be difficult to pass, I decided to try and attack in the beginning. Now we have a few weeks off as the summer break is coming, It is going to be good for everyone to get some rest, recharge their batteries and analyze and prepare for the rest of the season which I am looking forward to.”
With there weeks off, Correa will return to action at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium over the August 30 – September 1 weekend.
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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.