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Autosport 05/09/19

The UK’s ‘must-read’ motorsport magazine AUTOSPORT is revered by fans and industry personnel alike as the ultimate source of motorsport news and analysis. The magazine’s expert editorial covers all aspects of the sport, from major international series such as Formula 1, Sports Car racing and the World Rally Championship, to the less glamorous but hugely important grassroots events in UK club motorsport

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one talent is lost and a winning friend shows his class

Every now and again – fortunately very rarely in the modern era – race victories, championship battles and car set-up issues are put into perspective. Anthoine Hubert’s death in the horrible Formula 2 accident last weekend affected everyone at Spa, and many more around the motorsport world. It’s easy to go over the top when it comes to praising those lost far too early but, as Jack Benyon’s personal tribute on page 4 shows, Hubert (above) was widely regarded as one of the most likeable and hard-working characters in the F1 support paddock. Not to mention a driver whose career had been gathering momentum since he took the GP3 crown last year. That he died doing what he loved is something of a cliche, but hopefully provides some solace to his friends…

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anthoine hubert 1996-2019

OBITUARY The last year and a half was a whirlwind for Anthoine Hubert, and he was finally starting to force people to take him seriously as a future Formula 1 driver before his death at Spa last weekend. “That’s one hell of a talent lost,” one person close to the fallen driver said in the wake of the tragedy. But he was so much more than just “talent”. Always greeting you with a “hey mate” in the paddock, 22-year-old Hubert was a social butterfly. A smile always partnered his black-rimmed glasses and he was forever making jokes in the paddock. Even if he was too busy to stop and chat, he made sure to acknowledge you – on Saturday he whistled past on his bicycle but still stuck out an arm for a…

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racing tributes

LEWIS HAMILTON Mercedes F1 driver “Anthoine is a hero as far as I’m concerned, for taking the risk he did to chase his dreams. I’m so sad that this has happened. Let’s lift him up and remember him. Rest in peace brother.” CHRISTIAN HORNER Red Bull F1 team boss “He paid the ultimate price in a sport that he loved. He was a racer, he had such promising talent. For sure, he was going to be in this paddock one day. It’s very cruel he was taken from us at such a young age.” JAKE HUGHES ART Grand Prix team-mate in 2018 “I feel so grateful that I was able to meet him, let alone call him a friend. He was the most complete driver I have ever raced against and it was a pleasure to see him…

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correa to remain in intensive care after spa accident

FORMULA 2 Juan Manuel Correa will remain in intensive care following surgery for leg and back injuries sustained in a crash that claimed the life of fellow Formula 2 racer Anthoine Hubert. Sauber Junior Team driver Correa was unable to avoid Hubert’s car after a multiple-car crash during the F2 feature race at Spa last weekend. The incident occurred on the second lap. Trident driver Giuliano Alesi lost the rear of his car at Eau Rouge – escaping without injury – but his off triggered a larger accident behind. Hubert speared into the outside wall at Raidillon and bounced back towards the circuit, where the Arden driver was hit by Correa. The race was abandoned and Sunday’s event was also cancelled. Correa was taken to the CHU Liege Hospital with what was described as…

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fia investigation into crash already under way

FORMULA 2 Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the FIA’s investigation into the accident that killed Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert has begun, but there is no timeframe for its duration. The FIA has not offered any initial conclusions about the accident, and Masi says the formal investigation will be extensive. “There is an investigation that started yesterday, and it will go from here,” explained Masi in a briefing after the Belgian Grand Prix. “The FIA with our technical department, our safety department, and all of the various departments in the FIA commenced an investigation immediately. “The FIA, together with the RACB [Royal Automobile Club of Belgium], will work together with the authorities, and we will go from there.” Regarding the timeframe for the investigation to reach a formal conclusion, Masi said: “I don’t think…

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in the headlines

GT CHAMP PLACED IN COMA Enzo Ide, the 2016 Blancpain GT Sprint champion, is in an artificial coma following an accident at home in which it is thought he suffered a head injury. He was found by his wife in a confused state and taken to hospital suffering internal bleeding. He underwent surgery before an artificial coma was induced. His condition is reported to be stable. LMP1 CLASS LOSES AN ENTRY Privateer LMP1 outfit Rebellion is set to drop back to a single entry for most of the remainder of the 2019-20 World Endurance Championship season. Team owner Alexandre Pesci downplayed the prospect of last-minute funding being found to field a second car, which was entered on a race-by-race basis at Silverstone. INDYCAR DITCHES POCONO The 2020 IndyCar calendar has been revealed, featuring seven road…