UA terrible accident occurred on Saturday during the first of two Formula 2 races on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit involving three cars, some of which were shredded.
French Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert died after the incident. His car was literally cut in two under the violence of shock.
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 race was canceled.
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 incident occurred at 17:07, said the FIA, the International Automobile Federation in a statement. The death of Anthoine Hubert intervened at 6:35 pm as a result of his injuries.
Juan-Manuel Correa is in a stable state and has been cared for at the University Hospital of Liège. The FIA also speaks of Frenchman Giuliano Alesi, the son of former Formula 1 driver Jean Alesi, as the fourth driver involved in the crash. He is unscathed.