Pierre Gasly will wear a special helmet design for the Belgian Grand Prix weekend in memory of his late friend Anthoine Hubert.
Hubert was killed one year ago at Spa-Francorchamps during Formula 2’s feature race after he was invlved in a collision with Juan Manuel Correa.
Correa is present at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, making his first paddock appearance since the incident 12 months ago.
Gasly, who was a close friend of Hubert, showcased a new helmet design on social media on Thursday, which he will use throughout the upcoming race weekend.
The base colour of the helmet is pink, the shade that Hubert used in 2019 when he drove for BWT Arden. Photos of Gasly and Hubert are incorporated, as well as the words ‘Anthoine’ and ‘Tonio’ and Hubert’s number 19 from last year.
In a short message, Gasly said: “Still struggling to believe that’s real, life can be brutal sometimes. Will give my best this weekend and try to make him proud.”
Gasly spoke about Hubert on Thursday after visiting the site of the 2019 crash and laying down flowers, stating Hubert made him a better driver during their many years spent together as teenagers.
Prior to F1 and F2 races this weekend, the paddock will observe a minute of silence to remember Hubert.