Formula 2 driver Antoine Hubert dies and Juan-Manuel Correa is hospitalised after horrific crash at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium
- The 22-year-old was killed after his car was involved in a high speed impact
- The horrific incident had taken place at the Belgium circuit on Saturday evening
- Juan Manuel Correa is in a stable condition and being treated in hospital
F2 driver Anthoine Hubert has passed away aged 22 after a horror crash during the Belgian Grand Prix feature race.
The sport’s governing body confirmed the tragic news – and stated that Hubert was taken to the medical centre after the incident but succumbed to his injuries at 1835 local time.
The Frenchman had suffered a high speed impact from the car of Juan Manuel Correa, who is in a stable condition and being treated at the CHU Liege hospital.
F2 driver Anthoine Hubert has passed away aged 22 after a horror crash during the Belgian GP
The race had been quickly stopped and cancelled after the incident, and spectators are asked to move away from the scene of the crash while ambulances arrived on track.
Hubert raced for the British-owned Arden team, founded and run by Garry Horner, the father of Red Bull team boss Christian Horner – and was lying eighth in the championship.
Horrific footage from the second lap shows Hubert’s car slamming into the barrier at the fearsome Eau Rouge corner before the crash then took place. The Frenchman’s car then appears to break in half.
The FIA’s statement also said: ‘The scene was immediately attended by emergency and medical crews, and all drivers were taken to the medical centre.
Juan Manuel Correa appeared to slam into Hubert’s vehicle and cause it to break in half
‘As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car #19, Antoine 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.’
Juan Manuel Correa is in a stable condition and being treated at the CHU Liège hospital