Renault junior Anthoine Hubert killed in Formula 2 crash
Anthoine Hubert has succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the FIA Formula 2 Championship Feature Race at Spa-Francorchamps.
Hubert was involved in a high-speed collision on the second lap of Saturday afternoon’s race and was struck by Sauber Junior Team by Charouz driver Juan Manuel Correa.
The race was immediately stopped and did not re-start.
Hubert, last year's GP3 champion and a member of the Renault F1 young driver scheme, was 22.
“The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) regrets to advise that a serious incident involving cars #12, #19 and #20 occurred at 17:07 on 31/08/19 as a part of the FIA Formula 2 Feature Race at Spa-Francorchamps, round 17 of the season,” read an FIA statement.
“The scene was immediately attended by emergency and medical crews, and all drivers were taken to the medical centre.
“As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car #19, Antoine Hubert (FRA), succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35.
“The driver of car #12, Juan-Manuel Correa (USA), is in a stable condition and is being treated at the CHU Liège hospital. More information on his condition will be provided when it becomes available.
“The FIA is providing support to the event organisers and the relevant authorities, and has commenced an investigation into the incident.”
Motorsport Week expresses its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Hubert.