Anthoine Hubert Death Accident: F2 Driver Anthoine Hubert Passes Away

Anthoine Hubert Death Accident – Formula 2 racer, Anthoine Hubert passed away on August 31, 2019, after sustaining injuries in a horrific car crash during the feature race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for Belgian GP. The 22-year-old driver was involved in a multi-car incident at the exit of the Raidillon corner along with driver Juan Manuel Correa sustaining injuries. Both drivers were immediately attended at the medical unit and were later shifted to the hospital for further treatment. However, Hubert succumbed to his injuries at 18:35 local time, over an hour after the accident. The FIA confirmed the death of the aspiring driver.

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Anthoine Hubert Death Accident

The Renault junior driver and the reigning GP3 Series champion was trying to race into the top 10 when his car caught up with an accident with Giuliano Alesi, who couldn’t control his car at Eau Rouge. Hubert lost control of his car on the exit of Raidillon, hitting the barriers hard and bouncing back into the track. Sauber Junior Team driver Correa, who was travelling with a speed of more than 250 kmph, had no time to react and crashed directly into the Arden driver. The incident left Hubert’s car in two pieces, leaving debris on the track.

Anthoine Hubert Death Accident

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Given the gravity of the incident, the show race was called off with the drivers involved in the crash being taken to the medical centre. In a statement issued by the FIA, Correa was said to be in a stable condition, while Alesi was released from the medical centre earlier in the day. The sprint race scheduled to take place on Sunday but was cancelled by the organisers as a mark of respect. Anthoine was a young and upcoming driver who had a big successful career ahead of him. The sport and event he loved so much ended up taking him away from it forever.

Anthoine Hubert Death Accident

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On Sunday morning the F1 Twitter account posted: “Today we race. We do so with a heavy heart, and we carry the memory of Anthoine throughout. Just like Anthoine, racing is our passion and our dream. It defines us. So today we race for Anthoine. And today, and always, we honour him.”

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