A terrible accident occurred this Saturday during the first of two Formula 2 races at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, involving three cars, some of which were shredded.
Three drivers, including the Frenchman Anthoine Hubert, crashed and the car of the latter was literally cut in two under the violence of shock. The young French hopeful, transported to the hospital, did not survive his injuries.
Hubert and Correa transported to the hospital
The other drivers involved are Juan Manuel Correa from the United States and Marino Sato from Japan. Only the latter was seen moving on his own after the accident. The Spanish driver, who suffered leg fractures, was taken to the hospital. The press conferences scheduled after the F1 qualifying session have been 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 F2 is the last step of the promotion formulas before the F1 and Hubert, 22 years old, occupies 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.