Renault Sport Racing is shattered at the loss of one of its liveliest young talents, Anthoine Hubert, who passed away today at 6:45 p.m. local time following an accident comprising of numerous cars at Circuit Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. The 22-year-old Frenchman was competing for BWT-Arden in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
Anthoine Hubert was a member of the Renault Sport Academy and raced in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, the final ladder to F1. As reigning GP3 champion and member of the Equipe de France, FFSA (French Federation of Motorsport), Anthoine was a huge talent who also brought unlimited energy and positivity to his championship, his teams and the Renault Sport Academy.
Anthoine Hubert’s smile and sunny personality lit up our formidable group of young drivers, who had formed tight and enduring bonds. His great results in Formula 2 this season, including triumphs on home soil in Monaco and France, inspired not just the other recruits but also the wider Renault Sport Racing group.
“OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH ANTHOINE’S FRIENDS AND FAMILY AT THIS TRAGIC TIME. ANTHOINE WAS A BRIGHT YOUNG MAN. HIS PERFORMANCE AND CONDUCT ON AND OFF TRACK WAS THAT OF A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND IT WAS A PLEASURE AND HONOUR TO HAVE HAD HIM WITHIN OUR ACADEMY. HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED BY OUR TEAMS AT ENSTONE AND VIRY. HIS SPIRIT WILL REMAIN WITH THE TEAM AND WE WILL RACE IN HIS MEMORY.”CYRIL ABITEBOUL, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF RENAULT SPORT RACING