22-year-old Formula Two driver Anthoine Hubert succumbed to his injuries after a crash during the Belgium Grand Prix feature race.
Hubert has gone off track only to encounter a heavy impact with the outside tyre barrier before his BWT Arden ran back across the run-off area and was struck while sideways by the Sauber Junior Team entry of Juan Manuel Correa, although he tried very hard to avoid the crash.
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American driver Correa is in a “stable condition”, the FIA said and is being treated for his injuries at the CHU Liege Hospital nearby.
Hubert was an emerging star, born in Lyon, he started karting at the age of 12, before beginning his single-seater career in 2013. He competed in the French F4 Championship, winning the title that year, and progressed through Formula Renault, Formula 3 and GP3, where he clinched last year’s championship with ART that secured him a place in this year’s Formula Two championship with BWT Arden.
Our thoughts are with Hubert’s family and friends in these tough times. May his soul rest in peace.