System 2 driver Anthoine Hubert has been killed in a crash on the Belgian Grand Prix, motorsport’s governing physique the FIA has mentioned.
The Frenchman, who was 22, suffered a huge effect from the automotive of American Juan Manuel Correa at about 170mph on the Raidillon swerves.
An FIA assertion mentioned that Hubert was taken to the medical centre after the incident, and died at 18:35 native time.
Correa was taken to Liege hospital and is in a steady situation, the FIA mentioned.
There was no rapid additional data on Correa’s situation.
The race was stopped after the crash and cancelled inside a couple of minutes when the potential seriousness of the accident turned clear.
Hubert, who drove for the BWT Arden workforce, was mendacity eighth within the championship and had scored two wins this season, in Monaco and France.
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes workforce mentioned in a press release: “Your complete Mercedes household sends its deepest condolences to the household and associates of Anthoine Hubert, and his Arden and Renault groups on this tragic day.”
Lewis Hamilton wrote on Instagram: “That is devastating. God relaxation your soul Anthoine. My prayers and ideas are with you and your loved ones right this moment.
“If a single one among you watching and having fun with this sport suppose for a second what we do is protected your massively mistaken. All these drivers put their life on the road after they hit the monitor and other people want to understand that in a severe approach as a result of it’s not appreciated sufficient.
“Not from the followers nor a number of the individuals really working within the sport. Anthoine is a hero so far as I am involved, for taking the chance he did to chase his desires. I am so unhappy that this has occurred. Let’s left him up and keep in mind him. Relaxation in peace brother.”