Belgium GP news: Anthoine Hubert remembered across Formula 1, 2
Across Formula 1 and 2, during the weekend at Belgium GP (Belgian Grand Prix), Anthoine Hubert will be remembered following his tragic death just one year ago.
On Saturday, for both Saturday’s F2 feature race and the main Grand Prix on Sunday, a minute’s silence will be held for the former driver. F2, it is worth noting, is also retiring his number 19 from future competition as an honor.
The popular Frenchman was well on his way to making it to Formula 1 before his untimely passing, which brought much of the racing world to its knees to see such a liked, respected and highly thought of youngster pass far too early.
For those unaware, the death Anthoine Hubert has resulted in some relatively large modifications to Formula 1 and 2, which will be seen during the Belgium GP weekend. The tyre barrier that was struck by Anthoine Hubert during his fatal crash in last year’s Formula 2 race at Spa-Francorchamps has been altered ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Heading into the weekend, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, said he will be racing with Hubert on his mind.
“The Spa-Francorchamps circuit has a special place in my heart. While it is here that I took my first win, it is also where we lost our friend Anthoine last year,” said Leclerc.