Renault juniors wearing Hubert helmets in tribute to late F2 racer

All of Renault's Formula 1 juniors are wearing Anthoine Hubert's helmet design this weekend in memory of the late Formula 2 driver

Renault juniors wearing Hubert helmets in tribute to late F2 racer

Arden driver Hubert passed away as a result of injuries suffered in the Spa F2 feature race in August.

Now all of the Renault Sport Academy members are using Hubert's scheme, which traditionally featured a red star but was changed to pink for 2019 after he graduated from GP3 as champion to F2 with Arden - which runs a pink livery.

Hubert used the design at all but one race this year, running a tribute to his hero Alain Prost at Paul Ricard.

F2 frontrunners Jack Aitken and Guan Yu Zhou, FIA Formula 3 drivers Max Fewtrell, Christian Lundgaard and Ye Yifei and Formula Renault Eurocup drivers Caio Collet, Leonardo Lorandi and Victor Martins will all sport Hubert's helmet with their names written on the side.

"It's a nice way to remember him," said Zhou.

"He couldn't come and compete in the final few rounds of the season, it's nice having his helmet and hopefully I can do well with it.

"It was Mia's [Sharizman, Renault Sport Academy director] idea, it was his idea to use the helmet design, all the drivers came to Sochi with his idea.

"It's a good way to have Anthoine around in the paddock with us."

Lorandi - like Hubert last year - is an affiliate of the programme. Hubert earned full Renault junior status for 2019 following his GP3 title success with ART Grand Prix.

Beckmann to miss Sochi weekend

ART Grand Prix's David Beckmann will miss this weekend's Sochi FIA F3 finale after his father was involved in a serious car crash, which left him in a coma following head injuries.

The team has confirmed that Beckmann will not be replaced this weekend, and that its #1 car will therefor not race.


Beckmann was tipped to challenge for title with ART following a race-winning GP3 campaign a Trident, but is the lowest of the ART drivers in the F3 standings in 13th.

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