Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert died Saturday after a violent accident at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
Hubert spun on lap two and hit a retaining barrier alongside the Belgian track before sliding back into the path of Juan Manuel Correa, who viciously t-boned Hubert’s disabled car.
The force of the impact flipped Correa’s car on its side and tore apart Hubert’s machine. The remainder of the race was canceled after the crash.
The Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) released a statement on the crash, outlining the condition of the drivers involved and further actions.
“The FIA is providing support to the event organisers and the relevant authorities,” the statement said, “and has commenced an investigation into the incident.”
Hubert was airlifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the report.
This was Hubert’s first season in F2; he had won two races for BWT Arden in 2019. The Frenchman had also received backing from the Renault Sport Academy.
He won the 2013 F4 championship, scoring 11 wins en route to the title. Hubert was also the 2018 Driver’s Champion in the GP3 Series.
Correa was described as being in “stable condition,” while a third driver involved, Giuliano Alesi, was checked and released from the care center.
Hubert was 22 years old.
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