Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert, part of the Renault Academy, was killed in an horrific crash at Spa-Francorchamps.
He initially smashed into the side wall. The fatal accident by collision, after, involved 22-year-old Frenchman Hubert and Juan Manuel Correa. The F2 race was cancelled. Hubert's vehicle was practically split in half as debris scattered across the track. Medical crews quickly made their way on to the track. Ecuadorian-born driver, Correa, was said to be in a stable condition and being treated at a nearby hospital as a result of his leg injuries. Televisions abruptly ended the coverage.
The fatal collision
"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 Feature Race at Spa-Francorchamps, round 17 of the season. (...)As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car #19, Antoine Hubert, succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35," a statement from the sport's governing body said. Hubert is the first person to die at a Grands Prix since Jules Bianchi succumbed to the injuries at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. “Renault Sport Racing is devastated at the loss of one of its brightest young talents, Anthoine Hubert, who passed away today following an accident involving several cars at Circuit Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium,” said the team in a statement.