French driver Anthoine Hubert dies in a Formula 2 crash at Spa


The young driver died of his injuries, following a particularly violent accident involving three cars on the Belgian circuit.

The images made people fear the worst. The news came early evening: the French driver Anthoine Hubert, 22, was killed this Saturday, August 31 in Spa, Belgium, in an accident during a race Formula 2, we learned from of the International Automobile Federation.

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 of his injuries while Correa was taken to the hospital, victim of fractures to the 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 step of the promotion formulas in motorsport before the F1 and Hubert occupied before the races of Spa 8e 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.

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