The Formula Two driver tragically died at age 22 in a crash at the Belgian Grand Prix.
‘This is devastating. God rest your soul, Anthoine. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family today,’ Lewis wrote, sharing the sad news on Instagram.
The FIA announced the driver’s death in a statement, which read: ‘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 Sprint Race at Spa-Francorchamps, round 17 of the season.
‘The scene was immediately attended by emergency and medical crews, and all drivers were taken to the medical centre.
‘As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car #19, Antoine Hubert (FRA), succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35.’
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team went on to say in a statement: ‘The entire Mercedes family sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthoine Hubert, and his Arden and Renault teams on this tragic day.’
The FIA added that American driver Juan-Manuel Correa (#12) is in a stable condition and being treated at the CHU Liège hospital, while French driver Giuliano Alesi (#20) was declared fit at the medical centre.
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