Formula 1 drivers from the present and the past were among the mourners today at the funeral of the French racing driver Anthoine Hubert, who died in a high-speed crash at the age of 22.
Alain Prost, who won four world championships between 1985 and 1993, today joined the son of Michael Schumacher, current F1 driver Charles Leclerc and president of the governing body Jean Todt.
Hubert & # 39; s mother Nathalie, his father Francois, his girlfriend Julie and other family members watched the coffin be carried in the 12th-century church 50 miles from Paris.
Driver's helmets were placed in the nave in the cathedral, along with flowers, French flags and photos by Hubert, who died in Belgium on August 31.
Pallbearers carry Anthoine Hubert's chest today in Chartres Cathedral, 80 miles from Paris, while mourners say their last goodbye to the French Formula 2 driver
French Formula 1 legend Alain Prost (photo), who won four world championships between 1985 and 1993, was among the mourners today
Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert (pictured earlier this year) was killed after a collision of 160 km / h during the Belgian Grand Prix on 31 August
Hubert & # 39; s mother Nathalie Hubert arrives to let her son rest today
Ferrari driver Leclerc dedicated his first Grand Prix victory to Hubert and had & # 39; RIP TONIO & # 39; put on his helmet during the Italian race, when he won again.
The British Lewis Hamilton had the message & # 39; Racing for Anthoine & # 39; on his Mercedes in Italy.
Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly, another French competitor in Formula 1, was also at the funeral today.
FIA chief Todt expressed his & # 39; heartbreaking sadness for the tragic death of Anthoine Hubert & # 39; after the crash on August 31.
Formula 2 driver Hubert was killed after a collision of 160 km / h at the Belgian Grand Prix.
The 22-year-old was hit by the Ecuadorian-American driver Juan Manuel Correa after he had already entered the barriers at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
German racing driver Mick Schumacher, a Formula 2 driver and the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, arrives today at the cathedral
Driver's helmets are placed on seats in Chartres Cathedral prior to the funeral ceremony on Tuesday. One of the seats is reserved for the current F1 driver Charles Leclerc
Jean Todt (center), president of FIA governing body, arrives today in the medieval church for the funeral of the French driver Anthoine Hubert
Hubert & # 39; s mother Nathalie (far right), his brother Victhor (second right), his girlfriend Julie (center) and his father Francois (left) watch while the coffin is carried inside
Flowers, a French flag and portraits of Anthoine Hubert are laid in the cathedral today for the funeral ceremony
Correa broke both legs and injured his spinal cord and was transported to the London hospital after an operation in Liège last week.
Hubert graduated this season to Formula Two, a test site for the hope of Formula 1, after winning the GP3 championship last year.
Riding for Arden, he won two races this year in Monaco and at his home Grand Prix in France, finishing eighth in the general classification.
Hubert's death was the first driver's death during a Formula 1 racing weekend since Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger were killed in Imola in 1994.
French F1 driver Jules Bianchi died in July 2015, nine months after a head-on collision with a runway crane at the soaked Japanese GP in Suzuka.
French ex-drivers, Alain Prost, right, Jean Alesi, center and German F2 driver Mick Schumacher, left, arrive today for the funeral ceremony
Ferrari & # 39; s monegasque driver Charles Leclerc, who dedicated his first Grand Prix triumph to Hubert, arrives at the funeral today
Clergymen wait at the entrance of the 12th-century cathedral while pallbearers carry Hubert's coffin inside
FIA chief Jean Todt at the funeral today. After the crash, he expressed his & # 39; heartbreaking sadness for the tragic death of Anthoine Hubert & # 39;
The tragedy served as a strong reminder of the risks of the sport.
& # 39; It has shocked us all, & # 39; said Leclerc. & # 39; Especially the new generation, we didn't know that – or actually the generation in Formula 1 like Seb (Sebastian Vettel), it's a much safer sport than long ago.
& # 39; Once you get into the car, you try to be in your zone, try to figure out what to do, and you have to race as fast as you can to finish as high as possible.
& # 39; I have always been aware that there was some risk, but sometimes it is clearly a shock when something like that happened. & # 39;
Vettel said he would rather see Formula 1 become dull if it could bring Hubert back while calling the series to keep improving safety.
& # 39; It shows that there are still things – even if people find it too safe and boring – we can do better, we have to improve, we have to work at it, & # 39; he said.
French police patrol on motorcycles as a French flag decorated with an image of a partying Hubert in the background
Pierre Gasly, the French driver of Toro Rosso, is coming to the funeral today
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