Anthoine Hubert died on Saturday in a major crash in the Formula 2 race at the Grand Prix of Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps. The 22-year-old French driver from BWT Arden drove full in the guardrail, after which his car broke in half after a hard collision with Juan Manuel Correa.
Hubert was taken to a hospital near Spa-Francorchamps after first aid from the rushed ambulance personnel, but doctors could no longer save his life there.
Correa's condition is stable, but he is in the hospital. The 20-year-old American from Sauber Junior Team hit Hubert at a decent speed, after which his car lay upside down on the road.
Hubert ended up inexplicably in the crash barrier in the second round, after which Giuliano Alesi and Marino Sato dropped out alongside Correa, but they were able to leave their car on their own.
Nyck de Vries was not involved in the Hubert crash. The Dutchman from ART Grand Prix started from pole position and saw the mega hit happening behind him.
Anthoine Hubert's car after his crash in Belgium. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Race was definitively stopped after accident
The race organization logically stopped the race immediately after the accident and after a few minutes decided to stop the race and not let it finish.
For the time being, the sprint race - Saturday was the main race - is still scheduled for Sunday, but given the death of Hubert, it is of course highly questionable whether it will continue.
Hubert is reigning champion in the GP3 and this season was active for the first time in Formula 2. He won the sprint race in Monaco and in France and is in eighth place in the World Cup standings.
After eight out of a total of eleven Grands Prix, De Vries takes the lead in the World Cup standings. He is thirty points ahead of his main competitor, Canadian Nicholas Latifi (196 to 166 points).
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