During the FIA F2 Championship race at the Circuit Paul Ricard, a hilarious incident occurred. Apparently, American driver Juan Manuel Correa had forgotten to relieve himself and was quite uncomfortable. He first began to really feel the signs when the race was brought under Virtual Safety Car conditions due to a crash between Ferrari Academy driver Mick Schumacher, Sean Gelael, Ralph Boschung and Nikita Mazepin.
It got worse when Dorian Boccolacci ground to a halt on track during the VSC, bringing out the red flag. Correa’s team, Sauber Junior Team by Charouz, reassured him that there were still 27 laps to go. They also offered an alternative to ‘let it go’, before quickly adding that they fitted a brand new seat.
The driver quipped, “Could be a good excuse to make another one.”, then the warning came, “Uh uh, not gonna happen.”
In the end, when the race finally got underway, Nyck de Vries triumphed with Sergio Sette Camara and Jack Aitken completing the podium. Meanwhile, Juan Manuel Correa somehow managed to finish 7th with a full bladder.
With the win, Nyck de Vries took over the lead of the Formula 2 championship as the paddock heads to Austria. The Dutch youngster crossed the finish line, nearly 8 seconds ahead of Sette Camara. Aitken was a further 1.7 seconds adrift of Camara, with all three drivers miles ahead of the rest of the chasing pack led by Guanyu Zhou. What made de Vries day even better was the fact that championship rival, Luca Ghiotto crashed out.
However, the sprint race told a completely different story with home hero Anthoine Hubert winning, ahead of a delighted Juan Manuel Correa and Guanyu Zhou. However, de Vries and Ghiotto could only manage 10th and 12th respectively, both drivers out of the points. Nyck de Vries now has a