(Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium) 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. we learned from the organizers of the race.
Involved at the beginning of 2e Racing tour in a high-speed pileup with American Juan Manuel Correa and Japanese Marino Sato, Hubert died from his injuries while Correa was taken to the hospital with broken 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.
Correa, born August 9, 1999, runs with a US license but was born in Ecuador. He occupies the 12e place of the championship of F2 after having notably run in 2017 and 2018 in GP3, another formula of promotion.