FIA confirm Anthoine Hubert has died

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Belgian Grand Prix – The FIA has confirmed that Anthoine Hubert has died following his high speed accident during the Formula 2 feature race at Spa-Francorchamps.

Following the accident that took place during the Belgian Formula 2 feature race at Spa-Francorchamps, the FIA has confirmed that BWT Arden’s Anthoine Hubert has passed away. He was 22 years old.

Statement: Incident during FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race, Spa Francorchamps

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 Sprint 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 (FRA), succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35.

The driver of car #12, Juan-Manuel Correa (USA), is in a stable condition and is being treated at the CHU Liège hospital. More information on his condition will be provided when it becomes available.

The driver of car #20 Giuliano Alesi (FRA) was checked and declared fit at the medical centre.

The FIA is providing support to the event organisers and the relevant authorities, and has commenced an investigation into the incident.

FormulaSpy would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Anthoine Hubert and the BWT Arden team. May he rest in peace.

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