22-Year-Old F2 Racing Driver Anthoine Hubert Killed In 150mph Crash At Belgian GP
It was just the second lap of the race, which was taking place just after the practise session for the Formula One race had finished.
A statement from the Federation International de l'Automobile (FIA) read: "The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) regrets to advise that a serious incident involving cars 12, 19 and 20 occurred at 17:07 on 31/08/19 as a part of the FIA Formula 2 Feature Race at Spa-Francorchamps, round 17 of the season.
"The scene was immediately attended by emergency and medical crews, and all drivers were taken to the medical centre.
"As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car #19, Anthoine Hubert, succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35."
The incident occurred when Hubert's car crashed into the barriers at the side of the track before springing right back out into the way of the oncoming cars.
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Correa had no chance to swerve out of the way to avoid the crash and his car sliced straight through Hubert's Arden vehicle, tearing it in two.
Marshals and medical staff immediately rushed to the scene of the incident and the race was stopped by the stewards. The TV broadcast of the event was also abruptly halted following the accident.
Correa has been said to be receiving treatment at a nearby hospital but is thought to be in a stable condition.
Hubert - who was part of the Renault Academy - had already won two races in the F2 season and looked to have an incredibly bright future in the world of motor sport.
On top of his F2 race wins, he also triumphed overall in the GP3 Championship last year.
Hubert is the first person to die at a Grands Prix event since Jules Bianchi at the Japanese Grand Prix back in 2014. Bianchi was involved in a horrific crash at the country's Suzuka circuit and died as a result of his injuries nine months later.
Tributes have been paid to Hubert from around the sport since the sad news of his death.
Lewis Hamilton wrote: "This is devastating. God rest your soul Anthoine. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family today."
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