Lewis Hamilton stops interview when he sees Anthoine Hubert’s fatal Formula 2 crash at Belgium Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton immediately feared for Anthoine Hubert when he saw his fatal crash on television.

Hamilton was conducting an interview at Spa when he was distracted by events in Formula Two’s feature race on Saturday and was heard saying ‘I hope that kid’s good,” adding “that’s terrifying.”

Drivers held a minute’s silence for Hubert on the grid

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Tragically, the 22-year-old was killed in the crash, while American Juan Manuel Correa suffered fractures to both of his legs and a spinal injury.

Watching the incident, five-time world champion Hamilton looked seriously concerned and then ended his interview, while Mercedes and other teams also cut their media duties short.

Wearing a black armband as he stood on the top step of a Formula One podium for the first time in his career, winner in the F1 race, Charles Leclerc, pointed to the sky to acknowledge Hubert.

There was no customary champagne-spraying, while Daniel Ricciardo later admitted he contemplated withdrawing from Sunday’s Grand Prix.

British teenager, Lando Norris, 19, said he was left shaken by the fatal accident.

Motor racing’s world governing body,the FIA has opened an investigation into Hubert’s death which took place at 160mph on the exit of the fearsome Eau Rouge corner.

Hamilton’s attention is drawn to the tragic scene on the track where Anthoine Hubert’s catastrophic crash occurred


Leclerc dedicated his first win to Hubert

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F1 held a one-minute silence on the grid before the Belgium GP, with drivers and team personnel from the respective championships joined by members of Hubert’s family.

Drivers wore black armbands while their cars carried ‘Racing for Anthoine’ messages in tribute to the Frenchman.

Sunday morning’s F2 sprint race was cancelled out of respect.

Source: TalkSport.com Motorsport