French racer Anthoine Hubert dies after Formula Two crash: Organisers

AFP Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Aug 31, 2019, 10.12 PM(IST)

A picture taken on August 31, 2019 shows the damaged car of BWT Arden's French driver Anthoine Hubert following a serious accident involving several drivers during a Formula 2 race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa, Belgium. Photograph:( AFP )

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Hubert died following a high-speed pile-up with American Juan Manuel Correa and Japan's Marino Sato in the second lap of the race

Racing driver Anthoine Hubert died on Saturday following a crash during the Formula Two race held before this weekend's F1 Belgian Grand Prix, the FIA announced.

In a statement, the auto racing governing body said that Hubert, 22, died following a "serious incident" at Spa-Francorchamps, a three-car pile-up in the second lap of the race.

"The scene was immediately attended by emergency and medical crews, and all drivers were taken to the medical centre," read the statement.

"As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car number 19, Antoine Hubert (FRA), succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35."

Juan Manuel Correa is in a "stable condition" at the CHU hospital in Liege, the FIA said, after suffering leg fractures in the crash.

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