The motorsport world was startled on Saturday by the death of Formula 2 driver Antoine Hubert. The Frenchman was involved in a major accident at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The FIA motor sport federation stated a few hours later that it had died.
"Rest in peace, Antoine", Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi reacts via Twitter to the death of Hubert.
"I can't believe it and have no words for it," says Dutch Formula 3 driver Richard Verschoor. "My thoughts are involved with everyone and especially with his family."
"Terrible news," says former Formula 1 driver and analyst Karun Chandhok. "A great talent snatched too young."
Awful news about Antoine Hubert ... A great talent duties away too young. My deepest condolences to his family, the Arden-HWA team & everyone at @ FIA_F2 at this time.Avatar
Hubert's former Dutch team Van Amersfoort Racing, for which the driver from Lyon drove Formula 3, only reports on Twitter "Oh my god, no."
Toyoharu Tanabe of motorcycle manufacturer Honda: "We are deeply touched by the death of Antoine Hubert. On behalf of the entire Honda Motor Company, we convey our condolences to his family and friends."
See also: Formula 2 driver Hubert (22) died in a major crash in Belgium