He was The Frenchman crashed at Raidillon on the second lap of the race, hitting the barrier on the outside of the track after trying to avoid a slow car that had already spun.
Correa was sent airborne and came to rest upside down on the track. The race was instantly suspended and then cancelled as emergency services attended to the incident. Nearly 90 minutes after the accident, the FIA confirmed that Hubert had succumbed to his injuries.
As a rookie, he had won two sprint races this season, securing victories in Monaco and at his home event in France. Having secured the French F4 Championship in his first season in single seaters back inHubert progressed through Formula Renault 2.
Hubert is the first driver to pass away as a result of injuries sustained at a Formula 1 event since Jules Bianchi, who crashed in the Japanese Grand Prix and died in July Absolutely shocked by the tragic accident of Anthoine Hubert. My thoughts are with him and his family, friends, team and loved ones. F2 pic. All my thoughts goes to his family. Repose en paix Anthoine pic.
I can not believe it. No words. Rest in peace. Hate the news coming out of Spa right now.
Hubert killed in F2 crash at Spa
No words really. Makes you feel sick. No words really for the news in Spa. Makes me sick just to think about it. Anthoine HubertFormula 2. Todd Gilliland is enjoying going to the racetrack again.
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Chris Stewart had a striking vision for the next step in motorsports events with a youthful bent: a Coachella kind of weekend gathering ….The year-old was involved in a mph collision with Juan Manuel Correa during the second lap of a sprint race. Broadcasters cut away from the crash quickly, and no replays were shown, but footage emerged on social media that appeared to show Hubert slamming into the barriers on the far side of the track, before sliding across the circuit.
More information on his condition will be provided when it becomes available. The entire Mercedes family sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthoine Hubert, and his Arden and Renault teams on this tragic day. Racers and teams have been sharing tributes, with Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team saying: "The entire Mercedes family sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthoine Hubert, and his Arden and Renault teams on this tragic day.
British driver Lando Norris, who made the step up from Formula 2 last year, simply tweeted: "Rest in peace Anthoine. Hubert was the reigning Formula 3 champion, and had already won two races this season, lying eighth in the championship. I can not believe it. All my thoughts goes to his family. Repose en paix Anthoine pic. Spa-Francorchamps had been a historically notorious track in motor racing history with a string of fatalities during the s and s meaning the circuit was redeveloped.
In Junetwo British drivers, Chris Bristow and Alan Stacey were killed on the track within 15 minutes of each other. Watch Live. By Chris Robertson, news reporter. Fill 2 Copy 11 Created with Sketch. Sunday 1 SeptemberUK.
Why you can trust Sky News. Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram.The race was cancelled after the crash on the second lap at Spa-Francorchamps.
The race was stopped as marshals attended the scene and there was no immediate confirmation of the medical status of either driver. However, at nearly 7pm local time, the FIA announced that Hubert had died as a result of his injuries. Hubert is the first driver to die as a result of an accident at an F1 event since Jules Bianchi succumbed to the injuries he sustained in Japan in Hubert was 22 and a Renault academy driver from Lyon in France.
He began racing in karts inwas the French F4 champion in and showed great promise when he became the GP3 champion last year, before stepping up to F2. More information on his condition will be provided when it becomes available. As the F2 field exited Eau Rouge and headed into the Kemmel Straight, Hubert went off into the barrier and spun back in to the path of Correa, who was launched into the air by the impact, leaving both cars in pieces.
F2 driver Hubert killed in crash at Spa-Francorchamps circuit
He is understood to have climbed from his car unaided. Marino Sato had been involved but emerged unhurt and walked back to he pits. Giuliano Alesi, who emerged unhurt but with damage, had pulled off on the Kemmel Straight. Lewis Hamilton expressed his sadness in a heartfelt post on Instagram. All these drivers put their life on the line when they hit the track and people need to appreciate that in a serious way because it is not appreciated enough.
Not from the fans some of the people actually working in the sport. Rest in peace brother. Further tributes to the young driver were widespread across the paddock. The loss is endless. Anthoine, we miss you already. RIP my friend. He will be dearly missed. Renault, with whom Hubert had nursed ambitions of driving and winning in F1, expressed sorrow at the loss of a young driver in whom they had great faith.
Every team across the paddock expressed their sympathy as motor racing was once more united in grief after a tragic event that will resonate long after this weekend.
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The third driver involved, France's Giuliano Alesi, was declared fit at the medical center. The race was canceled soon after the crash occurred on lap two. Formula 2 is a feeder series for Formula One and is seen as the final step before progressing to F1.
Hubert, who won two races this season and the Formula 3 championship last year, drove for BWT Arden and was an affiliated driver for the Renault Formula One team. Teams and drivers from across the motorsport community paid tribute to Hubert, with former F1 world champion Jenson Button calling the youngster "super talented.
Mercedes' F1 team, which will be competing in tomorrow's Grand Prix on the same track, said: "The entire Mercedes family sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthoine Hubert, and his Arden and Renault teams on this tragic day.French driver Anthoine Hubert has been killed in an accident during the Formula Two feature race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Hubert, 22, lost control of his car on the second lap of the race at the top of the Raidillon corner, which follows the famous Eau Rouge section of the Belgian race track.
Raidillon is a blind corner at the crest of a hill. Hubert's car was split in two pieces by the crash. A third driver, Giuliano Alesi, was involved but was unharmed after his car came to a halt without a rear wing and a punctured rear tyre. TV cameras quickly cut away from the scene, and no replays were shown. The race was immediately red flagged, and once the other cars had returned to the pits, it was soon confirmed it would not restart.
F2 is the official feeder series to Formula One and the race was taking place shortly after qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday. The F2 sprint race scheduled to take place on Sunday morning has been cancelled. Just before 7 p.
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On Sunday morning it was confirmed he had undergone surgery on two fractured legs and a minor spinal injury. More information on his condition will be provided when it becomes available. Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton posted his condolences to Instagram shortly after the news was confirmed. God rest your soul Anthoine. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family today. In a follow-up post, he said: "If a single one of you watching and enjoying this sport think for a second what we do is safe your hugely mistaken.
All these drivers put their life on the line when they hit the track and people need to appreciate that in a serious way because it is not appreciated enough. Not from the fans nor some of the people actually working in the sport. I'm so sad that this has happened. Let's lift him up and remember him. Rest in peace brother. Born in Lyon, France, he started karting at age Once he made his debut in single-seater racing in the French F4 championship inhe rose through the ranks quickly.
He won the French F4 series at the first attempt, before spending two seasons in Formula Renault 2. He stepped up to Formula 3, claiming a race win at the Norisring. His first season in the series was winless, but he followed it up with a championship-winning campaign in This year he stepped up to F1's official feeder series and claimed victories at sprint races in Monaco and France.
Arriving at Belgium, hosting the 17th and 18th rounds of the season, he was eighth in the championship. The last fatality caused by injuries sustained at a Formula One event was Jules Bianchi, who suffered severe head injuries at the Japanese Grand Prix and died in July Skip to navigation. F2 driver Hubert killed in crash at Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Renault furloughs 'majority' of F1 team until May.
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April 11, Home Formula 1. Updated: Formula 2 feature race cancelled due to huge crash by Thomas Maher. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Share 35 Tweet Share. Subscribe here! Recent News. IndyCar confirms postponement of Indy 26th March The Frenchman, who was 22, suffered a huge impact from the car of American Juan Manuel Correa at about mph at the Raidillon swerves. An FIA statement said that Hubert was taken to the medical centre after the incident, and died at local time.
The year-old suffered fractures to both his legs and a "minor spinal injury" in the crash and was taken to hospital by helicopter. The race was stopped after the crash and cancelled within a few minutes when the potential seriousness of the accident became clear.
Formula 2 have announced that Sunday's sprint race at Spa has been cancelled "out of respect", while the Formula 3 race will go ahead. Hubert, who drove for the BWT Arden team, was lying eighth in the championship and had scored two wins this season, in Monaco and France. He was also part of Renault F1's young driver programme. I have no words. It hurts the heart. Rest in peace, champ. Lewis Hamilton wrote on Instagram: "This is devastating.
God rest your soul Anthoine. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family today. All these drivers put their life on the line when they hit the track and people need to appreciate that in a serious way because it is not appreciated enough. Anthoine is a hero as far as I'm concerned, for taking the risk he did to chase his dreams.
I'm so sad that this has happened. Let's left him up and remember him. Rest in peace brother. Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi said on Twitter: "We are boys who, with great sacrifice, chase their dreams.
But we are first and foremost professionals.
Anthoine was all this, but above all he was one of us. At this terrible time my thoughts are with his family and all the people who love him. Motorsport Home.
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