A terrible accident took place on Saturday at the first of two Formula 2 races on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit 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 22-year-old French pilot died as a result of his injuries.
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 formula before F1 and Hubert, 22, before the races of Spa held the 8th place in the championship after 16 events. 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.
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.