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#151 Izzyeviel

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 13:36

so he hasn't gotten out of bed for what nearly 2 months? I hope my doctors see this. The sadistic bastards made me get out of bed and walk hours after major surgery. 



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#152 SophieB

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 09:27

so he hasn't gotten out of bed for what nearly 2 months? I hope my doctors see this. The sadistic bastards made me get out of bed and walk hours after major surgery. 

 

I hope you're doing okay now.

 

It's good to see progress for Juan Manuel Correa. It looks like he has a long road ahead of him but good to see the (literal) first steps taken on it.



#153 Izzyeviel

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 11:46

I hope you're doing okay now.

 

It's good to see progress for Juan Manuel Correa. It looks like he has a long road ahead of him but good to see the (literal) first steps taken on it.

oh dont worry, it was a few years ago. But the docs are always very insistent the patient starts moving around as soon as possible - even if the patient is really ill/in a lot of pain. Just goes to show what an ordeal he's been through.



#154 maximilian

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 13:44

Looks very painful... and if you peek at the scaffold holding together his leg... ouch...!  Obviously it was shattered into many pieces.  I hope his recovery will continue well, I don't think we can take it for granted yet that he won't have complications.  It would be astonishing to see him racing again.  All the best! 



#155 owenmahamilton

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 19:03

Just seen this on twitter:

 

https://twitter.com/...6451450880?s=20



#156 SophieB

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 08:27

Just seen this on twitter:

 

https://twitter.com/...6451450880?s=20

 

Just for those who can't/won't see twitter:

 

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And also, from Billy Monger's own account, this message of support:

Got the chance to see this fighter @JMCorrea__ today. He’s through the worst of his surgeries and more importantly is still smiling and ready to kick some ass 1f918-1f3fc.png Big love mate, we’re all behind you 1f499.png1f4aa-1f3fc.png

 

The amazing way Billy Monger continues to repay the love/support shown to him is so touching.



#157 E1pix

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 18:50

Got that right... a Genuine hero.

#158 messy

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 18:53

Billy Monger is a brilliant person. 



#159 Lotusseven

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 18:04

An interview with Juan Manuel by expreso.ec :

 

Juan Manuel Correa, life after the accident

The Ecuadorian pilot rises "like the phoenix." From Miami, he spoke for Express and says he is determined to return in a year.

NOV 17, 2019 / 00:01
 
 
 

The days in Miami, United States, are slow for the Ecuadorian car driver Juan Manuel Correa. Away from the sun and the beach, characteristic of this part of the continent, the young tricolor shows a tempera of steel, considering that he is barely 20 years old and that he was on the verge of death on August 21, when he suffered serious injuries in the terrible Formula 2 accident in Belgium.

The idea is clear: it will not move away from cars or racing circuits. He is aware that he was born again and that he has a purpose to fulfill: to be inspiration. Therefore, after waking up from induced coma, Correa began his recovery in the northern country from where he spoke with EXPRESS. He is motivated, continues his rehabilitation with his family and has set a date to return. That does not erase him from the mind that was a few millimeters from the French pilot Anthoine Hubert, who did die. They were friends, they met in the GP3 series, which is one step below the Formula 2 Championship of the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

- Are you afraid to return?

- I wouldn't call it fear; I realized that many drivers and people who are in the racing world have a kind of ignorance towards the risks that we all know this sport has. After what happened to me, I am sure that the next few times I climb a race car will be something I will think about more, but it is not fear; If I were afraid I wouldn't even be thinking about returning to discipline.

- Then, he will come back

- Clear. I'm still involved in the world of racing, I don't want to take off much if I plan to run again in a year or a year and a half. It is important to stay involved and that is what I plan to do. I currently organize my life and decipher how I will do it the following months. Then I will start again my routines and all that that entails. I want to go back to the tracks, that's my goal.

- How do you stay involved in sports?

- I follow the competitions, I also keep in touch with my Alfa Romeo team and with Sauber Junior Team, of Formula 2; In fact, Sauber wants me to work with them while I recover, but I don't know if it's possible because I have to be here in Miami for my recovery. I still think of some ideas to stay involved with them.

- What do you think are your future plans?

- I think it's too early to say what discipline I am targeting. I know I want to run again, but I don't know if it will be in Formula 2 or something else. At the moment I don't think about that much because I still have so many months to recover that I prefer not to spend my energy thinking about that; All I do is keep in touch with the world of motor racing.

 

-What time do you have to do rehabilitation work?

- It depends, for walking it can be six to seven months, maybe longer; while to be fit to run again, at least one year. However, there is no specific time because there are many factors to analyze such as my right foot and all the surgeries I have planned yet.

- What do you remember about the accident?

- I remember everything perfectly. It was very fast. When Anthoine Hubert collided ahead of me, the piece of a broken piece got under my car, which caused my front tires to stay in the air and I lost control. I went straight and when I looked up I went straight to another car. I immediately felt pain in my legs. At that moment, my car started to smoke, so I unbuckled my seat belt and crawled out of the vehicle. Then the doctors arrived and I immediately asked them to sleep because it was a very strong, intense pain.

- What did you think when you heard that Anthoine Hubert died?

- It was very difficult to accept and digest. It's hard to lose someone in this discipline, but much more if it's someone who was your track partner. He was a good friend, we had a good relationship. I had even run with him in GP3 and I knew him very well. It is not for nothing, but it was one of the most beloved people in the middle; with the one that best took me in Formula 2.

- What did you think of the support messages sent to you by different F1 characters?

- There were several that caught my attention, obviously one of them was that of Sebastián Vettel (4 times world champion). However, I also had messages from athletes around the world, but I was more surprised by those from other disciplines. Obviously the world of F1 and F2 are very connected, so it was a bit of waiting, but when I saw the messages of Valentino Rossi and Marc Marques (motorcyclists), I was very excited, since they didn't have to send me a message; It was very cool.

- What did the specialists you have asked about your injury tell you?

- The doctors have been sincere, they say that the most likely thing is that I don't have a one hundred percent recovery on my right foot, but luckily in Formula 2 or 1 the physical issue is different from what if I were a footballer. Thank God, with the right foot you just need to accelerate, so the most important thing for us is the upper part of the body. Nor do I want to say that I will run again because I don't know how my right leg will end, that is the reality right now, but I have faith that he will recover well enough to accelerate without problems.

- What was the hardest thing to accept about the accident?

- Whatever you have achieved in the season (the tricolor was podium in several circuits this year) everything goes to waste. Hopefully it's only a year because it's still not safe. It is something that has already happened and I cannot change; Now I have to make the best recovery.

 

https://www.expreso....dente-LL3278962

 

Here is another interview and a short video.

https://www.ecuavisa...-volver-f2-2021

 

Feel for JM so much because I know the feeling of going from active to passive. The waiting, the lonley days and all the thoughts of everything as happened and what will come.
I really hope that the coming surgeries will go well and he can come back to F2 in 2021.
 
Strange that nothing (accident report) has been released by the FIA yet since the tragic incident.

 

Edit: Text translated in Google Translate. 


Edited by Lotusseven, 19 November 2019 - 18:11.


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#160 mangeliiito

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 15:21

https://f1feederseri...talks-anthoine/

Another great article. I admire his mindset so much, he doesn't shy away from it, but is trying to work through it. Really, really hope he makes a full recovery, despite what the doctors are saying.

#161 E1pix

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 05:13

Wonderful posts, Thanks to you both.