Correa not yet given access to Spa crash report

Date published: February 9 2020 - Jamie Woodhouse

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Juan Manuel Correa is confused as to why the FIA has not yet made a full report available to him regarding the F2 horror crash in Spa.

Correa would be involved in a frightening high-speed collision with Anthoine Hubert at Raidillon corner during the F2 Feature Race in Belgium last year.

Hubert’s injuries would tragically prove fatal, while Correa was left with severe leg injuries and respiratory problems, very nearly losing his own life.

The FIA has now concluded their report into the crash and have ruled that no individual or organisation was to blame for Hubert’s death, but for Correa the summary “raises more questions than it provides answers”.

He is also confused as to why the FIA has not made a full copy of the report available to him thus far.

In an Instagram post he wrote: “Last Friday the FIA announced that they had concluded their investigation into the accident that took place on August 31st at Spa-Francorchamps and released a summary of their findings.

“FIA’s Safety Department spent more than five months conducting this investigation but for me their summary raises more questions than it provides answers.

“In addition, I find it surprising that the full and complete accident report has not been made available to me, so that I might have a clearer understanding of the conclusions reached by the FIA.

“On August 31 2019, my friend and fellow driver lost his life, a family lost a loved one, and I suffered severe injuries.

“We cannot change the past, but perhaps all this pain and sacrifice can have some meaning if it serves to make our sport safer.

“As a result I will continue to work with my legal team to obtain a copy of the full accident report.

“I hope to be in a position to comment further once the report has been made available to me, and when I have a clearer insight into the conclusions reached by the FIA and the safety improvements that it intends to bring about.”

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