French Formula Two driver Hubert dies after high-speed crash

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French driver Anthoine Hubert was killed after he was hit by Ecuadorian-American Juan Manuel Correa after he had already gone off into the barriers at the Spa-Francorchamps.

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS – French racing driver Anthoine Hubert died following a high-speed crash during a Formula Two race at the Belgian Grand Prix, motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, said on Saturday.The 22-year-old was hit by Ecuadorian-American driver Juan Manuel Correa after he had already gone off into the barriers at the Spa-Francorchamps track’s fast Raidillon corner in an incident involving multiple cars.

“As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car 19, Anthoine Hubert, succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35,” the governing body said in a statement.Correa, who was also injured in the crash, was in a stable condition and was receiving treatment at the CHU Liege hospital, the FIA added.The incident occurred on the second lap of the race, which was initially suspended then abandoned.

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