The F2 feature race at the Belgian Grand Prix was cancelled after a number of cars were involved in a horrific pile up on the exit of Eau Rouge.
It soon became clear that Juan Manuel Correa, Anthoine Hubert, Marino Sato and Giuliano Alesi were involved in the incident.
Replays soon indicated the full extent of the crash with debris spread all over the track.
Hubert appeared to lose control of his car on the exit of Raidillon, hitting the barriers hard and bouncing back into the track.
The F2 feature race was cancelled after a horror crash at Spa
Correa then, travelling in excess of 250km/h, had no chance to react in time to avoid the BWT Arden driver at full speed.
The crash ended up splitting Hubert’s car in two pieces with other drivers trying to avoid joining the wreckage.
Ambulances and medical staff quickly attended to the scene with all the involved drivers taken away to the medical centre.
But the FIA later announced that Hubert had died from the injuries sustained in the crash, while Correa was in a ‘stable condition’.
Full FIA statment below:
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.
The driver of car #12, Juan-Manuel Correa (USA), is in a stable condition and is being treated at the CHU Liège hospital. More information on his condition will be provided when it becomes available.
The driver of car #20 Giuliano Alesi (FRA) was checked and declared fit at the medical centre.
The FIA is providing support to the event organisers and the relevant authorities, and has commenced an investigation into the incident.
Hubert won the GP3 championship in 2018 and joined Renault’s development programme before joining the academy as a full member this year.
Correa meanwhile is part of the Sauber development programme and last month tested a 2013 Formula One car by Alfa Romeo.
Renault and Mercedes cancelled all of their F1 media sessions on Saturday evening while teams and drivers also paid tribute to Hubert on social media.