Anthoine Hubert, a Formula 2 driver has been killed in a crash at the Belgian Grand Prix.
The 22-year-old Frenchman reportedly died following a 170mph collision at the Raidillon swerves part of the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps track near to the German border on Saturday, August 31.
Footage of the incident shows Hubert slamming into the barriers on the far side of the circuit before sliding across the track.
Ecuadorian-American Juan Manuel Correa then crashed head-on into Hubert, whose car appeared to break in two. Correa was taken to Liege Hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition.
As for Hubert, he was rushed to the medical centre after the incident, but succumbed to his injuries and died at 6.35pm local time.
A statement released by the sport’s governing body, the FIA, read: ‘The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) regrets to advise that a serious incident involving cars 12, 19 and 20 occurred at 5.07pm (local time) on August 31 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 6.35pm.
‘The driver of car 12, Juan-Manuel Correa (USA), is in a stable condition and is being treated at the CHU Liege 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.’