MOTORSPORT: The French driver, Antoine Hubert died after a high-speed pileup
French driver Antoine Hubert, 22, was killed Saturday in Spa (Belgium) in an accident during a Formula 2 race held on the sidelines of the F1 Grand Prix, according to the organizers of the event. race.
Involved at the beginning of the second round of the race in a high-speed pileup with the American Juan Manuel Correa and the Japanese Marino Sato, Antoine Hubert died from his wounds while Correa was taken to the fractured hospital. legs. Sato is unhurt.
Antoine Hubert, F4 champion in 2013
The accident took place on one of the fastest parts of the Belgian circuit, the Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge, where the track rises sharply after a descent. The F2 is the last level of promotion formulas in motorsport before F1 and Hubert occupied before the Spa races the 8th place in the championship after 16 events. In particular, he won two races this year, one in Monaco in May and the other in Le Castellet (France) in June, both contested on the sidelines of F1 GP.
Born in Lyon on September 22, 1996, Antoine Hubert had been French champion in F4 in 2013 and GP3 Series last year. He was also a development driver for Renault in the Renault Sport Academy. He ran in F2 for the British team BWT Arden.