Emotional minutes silence held for Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert
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.
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.
Drivers walking past to express their condolences included five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, who hugged the grieving family.
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.
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