FIA begins investigation into F2 driver Anthoine Hubert's accident

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the FIA's investigation into the accident that killed Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert has begun, but there is no timeframe on its duration

FIA begins investigation into F2 driver Anthoine Hubert's accident

Hubert died in a crash at Raidillon on Saturday when he was hit at high speed by Sauber Junior Team driver Juan Manuel Correa at the exit of the corner.

It prompted the cancellation of Sunday's F2 race and an outpouring of tributes from the grand prix paddock.

The FIA has not offered any initial conclusions about the accident, and Masi, pictured below, says the formal investigation will be extensive.

"There is an investigation that started yesterday, and it will go from here," explained Masi following the Belgian Grand Prix.

"The FIA with our technical department, our safety department, and all of the various departments in the FIA commenced an investigation immediately.

"The FIA, together with the RACB [Royal Automobile Club of Belgium], will work together with the authorities, and we will go from there."

Regarding the timeframe for the investigation to be finished, Masi said: "I don't think we will put any time on it.

"We will go through the process of conducting a full and complete investigation, as the FIA does with all serious incidents.

"It doesn't matter if it is circuit racing, rallying, whatever it might be. It will be all aspects of the incident."

Masi added that it was too early to make any conclusions about Spa's track layout.

Asked specifically about the run-off area at Raidillon, Masi said: "I haven't even looked at it.

"The investigation commenced yesterday, and there are many facets. So I won't be going into any detail until we look at everything as a whole picture."

He was then asked if there were concerns that asphalt run-off areas were inviting drivers to remain on the power after running wide.

Masi responded: "I don't think it is a worry for the future. I think it is one of those where you need to look at every single circuit and every single circumstance on its own.

"That one [at Raidillon], it is not a bad run-off. It is actually the pit exit road for the other pitlane, so I don't think you can generalise like that."

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