French driver Anthoine Hubert has died after a high-speed collision on lap two of the Formula 2 feature race at the Belgian Grand Prix, the FIA has announced. He was 22.
Hubert hit a barrier and then crashed into by Juan Manuel Correa. Correa’s Sauber Junior team car was upside down and Hubert’s Arden shattered.
The FIA statement said: “The FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car number 19, Anthoine Hubert (FRA), succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35. The driver of car number 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 driver of car number 20 Giuliano Alesi (FRA) was checked and declared fit at the medical center.”
— Grande Prêmio (@grandepremio) August 31, 2019