Anthoine Hubert, F2, 2019

Drivers and motor sport figures worldwide pay tribute to Anthoine Hubert

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The motor sport world has paid tribute to Anthoine Hubert following the Formula 2 driver’s death in a crash during today’s feature race at Spa.

Here is a selection of their responses.

I have no words.. We lost one of the best, one of my best friends in the paddock. Antoine the angels will be with you up there. We miss you already.
Louis Deletraz

Saddened to the core to hear of this, All my thoughts and condolence are with the family and friends of an amazing young man at this terrible time.
Jordan King

This common passion united us a long time ago with karting.
This passion, took us to Formula 2.
This same passion has separated us today.
And took a friend…
But I will never forget you Tonio!

I will remember the good times and I will carry you in my heart for ever
Dorian Boccolacci

On behalf of everyone at Arden, we are in complete shock and extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Anthoine’s family and friends. Anthoine was a very bright talent and an incredibly well liked member of our team and the Renault Junior programme. We also extend our thoughts to the family of Juan-Manuel as he remains in hospital.
Garry Horner, Arden International Motorsport team principal

All at Carlin are devastated to hear of the passing of Anthoine Hubert following today’s accident at Spa. As the F2 paddock comes together after hearing such dreadful news we send our thoughts and love to Anthoine’s family, friends and all at his Arden team.

We are all so shocked and saddened to hear our race colleague and friend has passed away in that terrible crash, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this terrible time , RIP,
Virtuosi Racing

Hitech GP send its heartfelt condolences to Anthoine’s family and friends, as well as Arden, Renault and the entire FIA F2 community at this difficult time. RIP Anthoine.
Hitech GP

This is devastating. God rest your soul Anthoine. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family today.

If a single one of you watching and enjoying this sport think for a second what we do is safe [you’re] hugely mistaken. All these drivers put their life on the line when they hit the track and people need to appreciate that in a serious way because it is not appreciated enough, Not from the fans nor some of the people actually working in the sport. 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.
Lewis Hamilton

Terrible news. RIP Antoine
Romain Grosjean

Absolutely shocked by the tragic accident of Anthoine Hubert. Terrible. My thoughts are with him and his family, friends, team and loved ones.
Max Verstappen

Can’t believe it, we had the same age, we started racing together and battled on track for years.

All my thoughts goes to his family.
Esteban Ocon

Rest in peace Anthoine.
Lando Norris

I cannot believe it. RIP my friend.
George Russell

No words. My deepest condolences to Anthoine’s family and friends. Rest in peace.
Carlos Sainz Jnr

Rest in peace Anthoine.
Antonio Giovinazzi

Absolutely speechless.. what a tragedy! My thoughts are with the family and friends of Anthoine Hubert.
Nico Hulkenberg

Very sad news today here in Spa. Tragic day. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthoine.
Valtteri Bottas

I’m deeply shocked & saddened by the loss of such a young talent today Antoine Hubert in F2 .Sending love and strength to his family and friends.
Felipe Massa

No words. Devastating news from Spa. Rest in peace.
Charles Pic

No words… Truly, truly sad day.

Rest in Peace Anthoine
Stoffel Vandoorne

Terrible news that we lost a talented driver in Anthoine Hubert here at Spa today. My heart goes out to his family and friends at this difficult time.
Johnny Herbert

Shocked to hear the loss of Antoine Hubert at Spa today. A shining star of the future taken from us… RIP Antoine.
Tiff Needell

Devastating news from Spa today, the super talented Anthoine Hubert succumbed to his injuries after an accident in today’s F2 race. Rest in peace champion.
Jenson Button

What terrible news. We lost a great champion Hubert. All my condolences to his family and friends.
Roberto Merhi

This day has gone from peak to low. Absolutely speechless by the death of Anthoine Hubert. Thoughts are with him and his loved ones. Rest In Peace.
Giedo van der Garde

Awful news about Antoine Hubert… A great talent taken away too young. My deepest condolences to his family, the Arden-HWA team and everyone at F2 at this time.
Karun Chandhok

Even though I m not into motorsport anymore I’m shocked by the news and would like to share my condolences to F2 driver Antoine Hubert’s family and his friends. A sad day to all motorsport lovers.
Jaime Alguersuari

From everyone at Williams, our thoughts and prayers go out to the colleagues, friends and family of Anthoine Hubert following the tragic news in Spa today.

It is with deep sadness that McLaren Racing learns of the passing of Anthoine Hubert in today’s Formula 2 race. The team sends its heartfelt condolences to Anthoine’s family and loved ones, his colleagues at the Arden team, and the entire F2 community.

The team’s thoughts and best wishes are with Juan-Manuel Correa and his family.

Haas F1 Team sends its deepest condolences to Anthoine Hubert’s family following this evening’s tragic news. Our thoughts go out to them as well as Arden, Renault and the FIA F2 community at this time.

The entire Mercedes family sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthoine Hubert, and his Arden and Renault teams on this tragic day.

Everyone at the Sauber Junior Team extends their deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Anthoine Hubert, and to our colleagues at Arden, after today’s tragedy at Spa-Francorchamps.
Sauber Junior Team

Absolutely speechless, Rest in Peace Anthoine
Beitske Visser

It is with huge sadness that we learned of the death of Anthoine Hubert. A true hope of our discipline that advanced to his dearest dream, drive in Formula 1. All our thoughts are turned to him, his family and loved ones.
Hugues De Chaunac

Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Anthoine Hubert and the entire F2 community. Rest In Peace, Anthoine.
Andretti Autosport

It’s a sad, sad day for the Motorsport community, there are no words to describe moments like these. A super talented up and coming star taken far too soon. R.I.P Anthoine Hubert.
Tom Blonmqvist

Absolutely speechless. Rest in peace Anthoin
Marcus Armstrong

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Anthoine Hubert. On behalf of the Honda Motor Company, I offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Toyoharu Tanabe

The worst type of news for the world of motorsports, strength and prayers to his family and friends. Sad day RIP racer
Gabby Chaves

Rest in peace my friend. Awful news, can’t believe in it
Matheus Leist

Awful news. Just awful. RIP Anthoine. Not the news any of us wanted to read today.
Graham Rahal

Just reading the news from Spa regarding Anthoine. Completely heartbroken for his loved ones.
Josef Newgarden

Man I hate when these things happen. It’s a beautiful sport we do but it can be very ugly. Fly high @AnthoineH praying for your family, friends and everyone else involved.
Sage Karam

Speechless, R.I.P. Anthoine.
Bent Viscaal

RIP Anthoine.
Nirei Fukuzumi

Sad day for our Motorsport family. RIP Anthoine.
Zak Brown

So sad, thinking of everyone in Spa and Anthoine’s family, friends and fans. Heartbreaking.
Stefan Wilson

It’s almost impossible to find the right words at moments like these, but we are all devastated to hear the tragic news from today’s Formula 2 race.

Anthoine was a wonderful person and a tremendous racing talent who had already enjoyed great success in the sport. We extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and supporters.
Otmar Szafnauer

No words really for the news in Spa. Makes me sick just to think about it. Sad.
Tony Kanaan

Words cannot describe how we all feel right now.

RIP Antoine
Gary Paffett

So sad. We love our sport but it can be so cruel. RIP a great racer and thinking of his family and friends.
Ann Bradshaw

As we get ready to practice here at the PortlandGP, thinking about everyone at Spa and especially the F2 paddock.
Charlie Kimball

Rest In Peace, Anthoine Hubert. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and the entire Formula 2 community.
Schmidt Peterson

Hate the news coming out of Spa right now. No words really. Makes you feel sick.
James Hinchcliffe

My prayers and condolences to the Hubert family.. I cannot express how sad I am to hear this news. What a gent, and what a great driver. Gone too soon. Rest in peace my friend. You will always be in our hearts
Patricio O’Ward

Shocking news today. Thoughts are with Anthoine Hubert’s family. RIP
Robin Frijns

I’m in total shock.

Absolute shock.

Lost for words.

Rest in peace Antoine.

One of the nicest chaps in racing and what a talent. My heart goes out to all of his family and friends.
Alice Powell

Can’t believe it, I don’t have words. Rest in Peace mate, my thoughts are with everyone involved especially the family.
Richard Verschoor

Heartbreaking sadness for the tragic passing of Antoine Hubert during the F2 race at Spa. From the FIA my deepest condolences to his family and the Arden team. All our thoughts for the best recovery are with Juan Manuel Correa, seriously injured in the crash.
Jean Todt

Extremely sad day for racing. A young French star Antoine Hubert was coming up, and we passed away. Thinking of Antoine and his family. RIP.
Simon Pagenaud

Saddened to hear the terrible news from Spa today. Anthoine Hubert was so young and just at the start of his career. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Will Power

Sadly today, motorsport has experienced a tragic loss with the passing of Formula 2 Driver Anthoine Hubert. This is a terribly sad moment for the entire motorsport community. On behalf of Scuderia Toro Rosso, I would like offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends at such a difficult time. Our thoughts are also with Juan Manuel Correa in the hope that he makes a full recovery.
Franz Tost

It’s pretty much impossible to find the right words in dreadful moments like these. Today’s events are a brutal reminder that this sport that we love so much is still very dangerous. That is why we must all continue to work on safety to try and ensure that incidents like this no longer happen and, on behalf of the Scuderia, I pledge our commitment to working even harder on this front.

Everyone in the team sends out thoughts and energy to Juan Manuel as he fights to recover and to the family, friends and loved ones of Anthoine at this terrible time.
Mattia Binotto

The tragic death of Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert at Spa today is a reminder of just how cruel motorsport, the sport we love, can be sometimes. In his rookie season, Anthoine was demonstrating to be a star of the future having already won races in Monaco and France this year. On behalf of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, our thoughts are with Anthoine’s family, Renault and the BWT Arden team, which is close to my heart. Our thoughts are also with Juan Manuel and his family at this time.
Christian Horner

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6 comments on “Drivers and motor sport figures worldwide pay tribute to Anthoine Hubert”

  1. Not much substantial for me to add here, but I feel I have to tell the world how intensely sad I feel from losing Anthoine.

    Rest in peace, race to the stars and thank you for what you have given us Anthoine.

    To his family, friends, and everyone close to him, i send my condolences.

  2. With how safe motorsport is these days this news is always a huge shock, even when you see something awful like this. Sad sad news you just don’t expect to read. Thoughts with his family and friends.

  3. I was counting on him as yet another french talent on the f1 grid. I am really saddened and feel dreadful for his parents. A very sad day.

  4. Still in shock and can’t really process this unbelievably sad outcome. RIP Champion!

  5. It always breaks my heart to see a driver die in a race, especially a guy so young. He had his whole career (and his life) ahead of him, and it was ripped away. I don’t know what else to say but rest in peace, Anthoine. My deepest condolences go out to all his loved ones, teammates, and the rest of the F2 grid.

  6. This is such devastating news. These days we take it for granted that we will have the privilege of watching these great talents rise through the ranks and entertain us in F1 for many years. The sport we love can be so, so cruel. Anthoine was a special talent and this is the most awful news for the whole motorsport community. I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace Anthoine.

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