Juan Manuel Correa returns to action in Barcelona
Juan Manuel Correa will return to action in the FIA Formula 3 Championship at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, driving the ART-run F3 car for the first time in 44 days.
Following the second race in Bahrain and subsequent testing in Jerez, Correa felt pain in his left foot, which was hindering his braking ability.
A metatarsal fracture in his left foot led to Correa missing the first two European Le Mans Series outings with the PREMA Racing team as well as the Imola F3 round, though he did visit the Miami Grand Prix and played a part in promoting Formula 1's exciting new race.
Correa has also worked tirelessly to maintain his training regimen while also giving sufficient rest to his injury, allowing him to make a swift return to the cockpit.
As part of his recovery, Correa will use the brake master cylinder, which requires less physical effort at the cost of performance, to allow him to fight for points this weekend.
“This is a race weekend unlike any other," said Correa. "I'm arriving at this race with an injury that is still not fully healed and that may affect my performance.
"I'm going to use the brake master cylinder that requires less effort, which isn't the best for performance, but we think it's the best for getting through the weekend without problems.
"The season was paused after this injury and it stopped me racing in Imola, but we decided that we had to get back in the car and try to score points.
"I hope it goes well, but I am aware that this is going to be a challenge."
Correa enters the weekend 10th in the F3 standings after scoring 14 points in the season-opening Bahrain round, giving him a good platform to build on.