Anthoine Hubert

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Birth Date:
22.09.1996
Death date:
31.08.2019
Categories:
Race Driver, Victim of Catastrophe, victim
Nationality:
 french
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Anthoine Hubert (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃twan ybɛʁ]; 22 September 1996 – 31 August 2019) was a French professional racing driver. He was the 2018 GP3 Series champion. He died, aged 22, following an accident in the feature race at Spa-Francorchamps, during the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

Career

Karting

Born in Lyon, Hubert began his karting career in 2006 at age twelve. In 2010 he finished as runner-up in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy . In the 2011 and 2012 CIK-FIA "U18" World Karting Championships, he finished third.

Formula Renault

In 2013, Hubert moved up to single-seater racing, joining the French F4 Championship. He went on to win the series on his first attempt, finishing the season with eleven wins and two further podium finishes.

In 2014, he graduated to competing in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 with Tech 1 Racing. He finished fifteenth overall, with six point-scoring finishes throughout the season. He also participated in Formula Renault 2.0 Alpsas guest driver.

For the 2015 season Hubert remained in the Eurocup and with Tech 1. He finished fifth in the championship with wins at Silverstone and Le Mans and five another podiums to his name. He also contested selected events in the Alps series, where he won four of the six races that he started, and finished second in other two races.

Formula 3

In February 2016, it was confirmed that Hubert would make his debut in the European Formula 3 Championship, racing with Van Amersfoort Racing. He took his first Formula 3 win in the second race at Norisring.

GP3 Series

In November 2016, Hubert participated in F3 post-season testing with ART Grand Prix. In February 2017, he was recruited by ART to compete in the 2017 championship.

FIA Formula 2 Championship

In November 2018, Hubert participated in the F2 post-season test at Abu Dhabi with MP Motorsport. In January 2019, Hubert joined F2 full-time racing with BWT Arden.

Formula One

In May 2018, Hubert became an affiliated driver with the Renault Sport Academy. In 2019, Hubert received full backing from the Academy.

Death

On 31 August 2019, Hubert was involved in a serious crash on the second lap of the Formula 2 feature race at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Hubert hit the wall at the top of the Radillion curve while trying to avoid Trident's Giuliano Alesi, who spun in front of him. Hubert's car was deflected back into the path of Charouz driver Juan Manuel Correa, who struck Hubert's car at high speed. Both cars were torn apart by the force of the accident.

Hubert and Correa were transported to the circuit's medical center following the accident where Hubert died from his injuries. Following his death, many drivers and teams in the motorsport world paid tribute to Hubert.

Source: wikipedia.org

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