(Motorsport-Total.com) – Anthoine Hubert is dead. On Saturday at 18: The news of the accident and death of the 24 years old young driver spread like wildfire in the paddock of the Formula 1 and caused great sympathy.
Several teams broke off their evening media laps in the face of the situation and painted them completely. Lewis Hamilton was in a TV interview when he saw out of the corner of his eye on one of the large monitors on the track, the accident pictures and shocked reacted.
After the World Automobile Federation FIA Hubert's death had announced the shock at the Formula 1 World Champion was even greater. However, Hamilton found fitting and worthy words on Instagram.
“If only one of you who watches and enjoys this sport believes it is safe, it is a big mistake Hamilton (Hamilton) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton) “Anthoine is a hero to me, he took that risk to make his dream come true, and it makes me very sad to have that happen, keep his memory alive and remember him, rest in peace, brother
Mick Schumacher was one of Hubert's rivals in the battle for the title of the best rookie in Formula 2. The son of Michael Schumacher was deeply affected: “The fate is brutal, the loss is infinite Anthoine, we are already missing. “
Hubert's compatriot and longtime rival Esteban Ocon, who posted a photo that showed them together on a podium at a young age, was also particularly affected: “I can not believe it. We were the same age, we started racing at the same time and spent many years fighting on the track. My thoughts are with his family. Rest in peace, Anthoine. “
Of all Formula 1 teams, Renault is most directly affected by Hubert's death, since the Frenchman has been owned since “) Our thoughts are in these tragic times with Anthoines friends and his family,” says sporting director Abiteboul. “Anthoine was a great young man. His performance and dedication on and off the track was one of gentlemen's. “
” It was a pleasure and honor for him to be part of our academy. Our teams in Enstone and Viry will miss him. His spirit will remain with the team, we will drive in memory of him. “
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen wrote:” I am absolutely shocked by the tragic accident of Anthoine Hubert. Dreadful. My thoughts are with him and his family, with his friends, his team and his sweetheart. “
Mattia Binotto, Ferrari team principal, is shocked by the events in Formula 2:” It's a Moment of great pain in which it is almost impossible to find the right words. We have been brutally caught up in reality today. It reminds us that this sport, which we all love so much, is sometimes too dangerous. Therefore, we must continue to work on safety, in order to prevent such in the future. In the name of Ferrari, I promise that we will do more than ever. “
” We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Anthoine. Our thoughts also apply to the entire Arden team, “wrote Formula 2 in an official statement.
” Anthoine has been 2017 since Part of our paddock. He was a fantastic driver with a bright future ahead of him. He was nice to everyone, always smiling and his positive attitude was contagious. We'll miss him very much. “
” It's almost impossible to find the right words in such a moment, “says Racing Point Team Principal Otmar Szafnaur.” We're off after the sad news completely defeated today's Formula 2 race. Anthoine was a wonderful person and an outstanding racing talent with great success in our sport. We express our sincere condolences to his family, his friends and his fans.
Hubert's rivals from Formula 2 were also directly affected, the Swiss Louis Deletraz saying goodbye with moving words: “I'm missing the words, we have lost one of the best, one of my best friends in the paddock Anthoine, the angels will take care of you up there, we miss you already, peace in peace! “
Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost comments: “Motorsport suffered a tragic loss today with the death of Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert, which is an incredibly sad moment for the entire motorsport community, on behalf of Scuderia Toro Rosso express my sympathy to his family and friends at this difficult time, and our thoughts are also with Juan Manuel Correa, hoping that he will recover completely. “
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner lets align en: “The tragic death of Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert today in Spa reminds us how cruel the motorsport we love so much can sometimes be.”
“In his rookie Season, Anthoine has demonstrated that he is one of the stars of the future, with victories in Monaco and France. On behalf of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, I convey condolences to Anthoine's family, Renault, and the BWT Arden team, to whom I feel particularly attached. Our thoughts are at this moment also with Juan Manuel and his family. “
(Garry Horner, Team Principal of the Arden Racing Team) explains:” On behalf of all Arden employees, I agree that we in shock and express our sincere condolences to Anthoine's family and friends. Anthoine was a dazzling talent and an incredibly popular member of our team and the Renault Junior Program. We are also in thoughts with Juan-Manuel, who is still in the hospital. “
Not only in the paddock of Spa, the sympathy was great, other racing series and events such as the MotoGP, the formula E and the the sprint race scheduled for Sunday