In memory – Anthoine Hubert (1996-2019)

 

 

 

Invictus Racing League is saddened to report on the tragic news after the passing of Anthoine Hubert this evening.

On lap two of the FIA F2 round nine Feature race, Arden driver Anthoine Hubert was involved in a violent multi-car incident after the Raidillon corner at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium which also involved the Sauber Junior Team by Charouz of Juan-Manuel Correa, amongst others.

After an agonising wait, the worst news was released by the FIA that unfortunately Anthoine had succumbed to his injuries and passed away the age of 22 and only three weeks before his 23rd birthday. Juan-Manuel Correa was airlifted to Liege Hospital where he was reported to be in a serious but stable condition.

Anthoine enjoyed a successful karting career where he often raced the likes of Dorian Boccolachi and Charles Leclerc, and in 2013 moved up to the French F4 Championship where he won the series at the first attempt. In the following years he took victories in the Formula Renault Championship alongside future F2 rivals Jack Aitken, Louis Deletraz and Nikita Mazepin. However it was when moving into GP3 in 2017 he started to show his true potential, and after a first season that saw him finish fourth in the Championship, in 2018 he won the last ever GP3 Championship as part of the French team ART, whilst being signed to the Renault Sport Academy, and in turn managed to get a drive for Arden in Formula 2 for 2019.

This season he took hugely popular victories at the Monaco Grand Prix and French Grand Prix Sprint races and was currently eighth in the driver standings with 77 points, and had been tipped to represent Renault in the future on the Formula One grid.

 

It has been a shocking and sad day for everyone involved in the Motorsport world, and we here at Invictus Racing League offer our sincerest condolences and positive thoughts to the family, friends, colleagues and sponsors of Anthoine Hubert.

A minutes silence will be held at the commencement of the next round of races in his memory.

 

Thank you for sharing your passion with us all Anthoine, may you rest well.

 

The Invictus Racing League community

 

Gareth Hall

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