Spa-Francorchamps (dpa) – Formula 1 and youth classes will remember Anthoine Hubert, who died a year ago in an accident in Spa-Franchorchamps, during the Belgian Grand Prix.
On Sunday there will be a minute of silence before the main motorsport race, as will Formula 2 on Saturday. In the second highest formula series, on August 31, Hubert had an accident at the end of the legendary Eau Rouge on the Ardennes circuit and died at the age of just 22. Juan Manuel Correa, who was also involved in the accident, sustained serious injuries to his leg.
All race cars from Formula 1 to Formula 3 will start this weekend in Belgium with a logo in honor of Hubert. On a predominantly blue background it shows a smiling Hubert, his initials AH and his start number 19, which will never be awarded again in Formula 2.
Hubert was considered one of the “four musketeers” in the race, along with Charles Leclerc, who drives for Ferrari in Formula 1, Pierre Gasly, who plays for Alpha Tauri in the motorsport premier class, and Renault driver Esteban Ocon. Hubert was also a candidate for Formula 1. In 2018 he won the GP3 at the time. “His death shocked the entire motorsport scene,” says a video about Hubert: “He is sorely missed.”