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Emotional minutes silence held for Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert

Racers and family pay tribute to Formula 2 racer Anthoine Hubert at the Spa-Francorchamps paddock circuit in Belgium
Famous faces of the racing world paid their respects to Anthoine Hubert today (Picture: NurPhoto/AFP/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton and Mick Schumacher were among the racers who held a minutes silence for Foruma 2 driver Anthoine Hubert, who died in an 170mph crash at yesterdays Belgian Grand Prix.

The 22-year-old Frenchman, who raced for the British-owner Arden team, was killed after colliding with US racer Juan-Manuel Correa, 20.

Todays scheduled F2 race was cancelled out of respect for Hubert, whose mother was consoled by Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc at the Spa-Francorchamps paddock circuit.

Huberts mother and brother held his racing helmet in their hands as teams and drivers bowed their head during a minutes silence.

Leclerc shared a picture on Instagram yesterday of him and Hubert from their junior racing days.

Another minutes silence was held before the Formula 1 Grand Prix, starting 3.10pm local time as drivers paused to remember him.

epa07809427 The brother (L) and mother (R) of late French Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert hold his helmet during a minute of silence to pay tribute, at the Spa-Francorchamps race track in Stavelot, Belgium, 01 September 2019. French driver Anthoine Hubert has died after a high-speed collision on lap two of the Formula 2 race at the Belgian Grand Prix on 31 August. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ
Huberts brother and mother hold his helmet during a minutes silence (Picture: EPA)

XPB via PA Images Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 and the grid pays its respects to Anthoine Hubert with his family. 01.09.2019. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 13, Belgian Grand Prix, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium, Race Day. Photo credit should read: XPB/Press Association Images.

Lewis Hamilton pays his respects to the family (Picture: XPB Images/PA)

Prema Racing's German driver Mick Schumacher (L) present his condolences to the brother of the French driver Anthoine Hubert before the start of the race of Formula3 on September 1, 2019, at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa the day of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix - French driver Anthoine Hubert, 22, was killed on August 31 in Spa in an accident during a Formula 2 race held on the sidelines of the F1 Grand Prix, according to organizers of the race. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images

Fellow F2 driver Mick Schumacher gives his condolences to Huberts brother (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

French driver Anthoine Hubert of English team BWT Arden drive her single-seater during the 90th edition of the Monaco GP, 6th stage of the Formula 1 world championship, in Monaco-Ville, Monaco (Photo by Andrea Diodato/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Frenchman Anthoine Hubert died in a 170mph crash at the Belgian Grand Prix (Picture: NurPhoto)

As his mother and brother stood in the middle of the grid, a member of Huberts team kissed his race helmet and placed it on top of a stand as silence enveloped the circuit.

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Drivers walking past to express their condolences included five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, who hugged the grieving family.

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Prema Racings Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, also embraced Huberts brother before the minutes silence.

Correa and Hubert crashed as they accelerated uphill and then out of the notorious Eau Rouge corner on Lap 2 of the course.

Hubert was pronounced dead at 6.35pm after his car was hit from the side and span around violently and flipped upside down.

Correa is recovering from his injuries in Liege hospital.

This picture taken on September 1, 2019 shows the portrait of BWT Arden's French driver Anthoine Hubert covered with condolence messages at the entrance of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa, Belgium. - French driver Anthoine Hubert, 22, was killed on August 31 in Spa in an accident during a Formula 2 race held on the sidelines of the F1 Grand Prix, according to organizers of the race. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
A portrait of the deceased BWT Arden racer was covered with tributes and displayed at the entrance of the the Spa-Francorchamps circuit (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

TOPSHOT - Track marshals look on as a crane lift parts of the damaged car of Sauber's Ecuadorian driver Juan Manuel Correa onto a truck following a serious accident involving several drivers during a Formula 2 race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa, Belgium, on August 31, 2019. - Motor racing prospect Anthoine Hubert was killed by a horrific high-speed crash just minutes into the Formula Two race held before this weekend's F1 Belgian Grand Prix, the FIA announced. Hubert, who was considered a serious talent by Renault's F1 set up, died aged 22 following a three-car pile-up also involving Juan Manuel Correa and Giuliano Alesi at the exit of the Raidillon corner, one of the fastest sections of the quick Spa-Francorchamps track. (Photo by Remko de Waal / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT - Belgium OUTREMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images

Track marshals look on as a crane lift parts of the damaged car of Juan Manuel Correa (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

epa07809377 Anthoine Hubert's mother and Monegasque Formula One driver Charles Leclerc of Scuderia Ferrari (L) during a tribute to Hubert at the Spa-Francorchamps race track in Stavelot, Belgium, 01 September 2019. French driver Anthoine Hubert died after a high-speed collision on lap two of the Formula 2 race at the Belgian Grand Prix on 31 August. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Huberts mother and Formula One driver Charles Leclerc embrace (Picture: EPA)

TOPSHOT - Brother, mother and relatives of BWT Arden's French driver Anthoine Hubert observe a minute's silence before the start of the race of Formula3 on September 1, 2019, at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa the day of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix. - French driver Anthoine Hubert, 22, was killed on August 31 in Spa in an accident during a Formula 2 race held on the sidelines of the F1 Grand Prix, according to organizers of the race. (Photo by BENOIT DOPPAGNE / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUTBENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images

Two minutes silences were observed at the racing track today (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Track marshals lift the damaged car of BWT Arden's French driver Anthoine Hubert onto a truck following a serious accident involving several drivers during a Formula 2 race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa, Belgium, on August 31, 2019. (Photo by Remko de Waal / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT - Belgium OUTREMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images

Track marshals lift the damaged car of Hubert onto a truck (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

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