Statement: Incident during FIA Formula 2 Feature Race, Spa-Francorchamps | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

Statement: Incident during FIA Formula 2 Feature Race, Spa-Francorchamps

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31.08.19

The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) regrets to advise that a serious incident involving cars #12, #19 and #20 occurred at 17:07 on 31/08/19 as a part of the FIA Formula 2 Feature Race at Spa-Francorchamps, round 17 of the season.

The scene was immediately attended by emergency and medical crews, and all drivers were taken to the medical centre.

As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car #19, Anthoine Hubert (FRA), succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35.

The driver of car #12, Juan Manuel Correa (USA), is in a stable condition and is being treated at the CHU Liège hospital. More information on his condition will be provided when it becomes available.

The driver of car #20 Giuliano Alesi (FRA) was checked and declared fit at the medical centre.

The FIA is providing support to the event organisers and the relevant authorities, and has commenced an investigation into the incident.

Update regarding driver of car #12 at 12:45 on Sunday, 1 September:

Juan Manuel Correa remains in a stable condition in intensive care at the CHU Liège hospital following yesterday’s FIA Formula 2 Championship Feature Race accident at Spa-Francorchamps.

The driver suffered fractures to both of his legs and a minor spinal injury in the incident and was airlifted to hospital where he underwent successful surgery last night.