Hughes expected "more measured" F3 race in wake of Spa F2 tragedy

FIA Formula 3 frontrunner Jake Hughes says he was expecting better driving standards in the series at Spa as its second race followed Anthoine Hubert's fatal crash in Formula 2

Hughes expected "more measured" F3 race in wake of Spa F2 tragedy

F3's second race of the weekend was the first on-track action since Hubert's passing, with the teams and drivers assembling for a minute's silence in memory of Hubert just before the race, led by his mum and brother.

HWA driver Hughes said that he had expected a more "measured" race from his peers in the wake of the Hubert tragedy.

"That one [race two] was particularly bad," said Hughes, who was clipped into spins in both races at Spa at the same corner, Les Combes.

"After what happened yesterday...I understand people want to push hard and go for eighth as it's the last point available, [but] people think they can do anything at Spa.

"At tracks like Spa and Monza, stuff can happen anytime and the speeds we're going, it's not going to be a small one most of the time.

"It's not like I feel like I got away with anything, it's just that it's too many people taking too many risks on a track that is clearly susceptible to something like that.

"I was watching the race on the pitwall and there were three or four times people were clashing at Les Combes, people picking up punctures.

"I expected a much more measured race after what we saw [on Saturday] and I'm not particularly impressed.

"We all make mistakes, I did one in Paul Ricard, but there's a time and a place and people have to learn from it.

Another driver to criticise driving standards was Renault F1 junior Christian Lundgaard, the ART Grand Prix driver screaming on the radio after Yuki Tsunoda of Jenzer had moved across to block him on the Kemmel Straight.

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