French driver Anthoine Hubert, 22, was killed Saturday in Spa, Belgium, in an accident during a Formula 2 race held on the sidelines of the F1 Grand Prix, the organizers said. the race.
Involved at the beginning of the second round of the race in a high-speed pileup with the American Juan Manuel Correa and the Japanese Marino Sato, Hubert died from his wounds while Correa was taken to the fractured hospital. legs. Sato is unhurt.
The accident took place on one of the fastest parts of the Belgian circuit, the Raidillon de l'Eau Rouge, where the track rises sharply after a descent.
The F2 is the last level of promotion formulas in motorsport before F1 and Hubert occupied before the Spa races the 8th place in the championship after 16 events. In particular, he won two races this year, one in Monaco in May and the other in Le Castellet (France) in June, both contested on the sidelines of F1 GP.
Born in Lyon on September 22, 1996, Anthoine Hubert had been French champion in F4 in 2013 and GP3 Series last year. He was also a development driver for Renault in the Renault Sport Academy.
He ran in F2 for the British team BWT Arden.
Correa, born August 9, 1999, runs with a US license, but was born in Ecuador. He is in 12th place in the F2 championship after having raced in 2017 and 2018 in GP3, another form of promotion.