A dramatic accident at the Raidillon today at Spa-Francorchamps during the F2 race has sadly been the cause of the death of Anthoine Hubert. The race was immediately cancelled.
The 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.
It was immediately clear from the captured images that the incident was extremely serious, and as a result of the incident, the FIA has informed 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.
Anthoine died at the age of 22. He was the 2018 GP3 Series Champion and won 2 races during the running 2019 GP2 Championship.