Renault responds to the death of Hubert: "He was a true gentleman"

01-09-2019 08:29
by Matt Gretton
Renault responds to the death of Hubert: He was a true gentleman

22-year-old Athoine Hubert died after a nasty collision during Saturday's Formula 2 race. The Frenchman was part of the Renault junior team who have released a statement. 

In an official statement, the team says how much they will miss the young Frenchman.

"The Frenchman was a huge talent who also brought great energy and positivity to his championship, his teams, and the Renault Sport Academy. His smile and sunny personality lit up our formidable group of young drivers, who had formed tight and enduring bonds," the statement read. 

"His strong results in F2 this season, including wins on home soil in Monaco and France, inspired not just the other recruits but also the wider Renault Sport Racing group."

Cyril Abiteboul, boss of Renault Formula 1 team also acknowledged his performances.

"Our thoughts are with Anthoine’s friends and family at this tragic time. Anthoine was a bright young man. His performance and conduct on and off-track was that of a true gentleman and it was a pleasure and honor to have had him within our Academy. He will be sorely missed by our teams at Enstone and Viry. His spirit will remain with the team and we will race in his memory," Abiteboul said. 

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