BWT-Arden announce Anthoine Hubert replacement for Russia and Abu Dhabi

24-09-2019 09:48
by Adam Newton
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BWT-Arden announce Anthoine Hubert replacement for Russia and Abu Dhabi

BWT-Arden have announced that Artem Markelov will race for the team in the final two rounds of the season in Russia and Abu Dhabi, replacing Anthoine Hubert following the Frenchman's tragic fatal crash in Belgium.

Arden only raced with one car at the previous event in Italy, and Markelov will join the team to partner Tatiana Calderon. 

Markelov has eight race wins in F1 since the rebrand in 2017, and filled in for MP Motorsport at the Monaco Grand Prix when Jordan King was away racing at the Indy 500.

BWT-Arden team boss Kenny Kirwan said: “Following on from recent tragic events and our return to Sochi as a two-car team, we are proud and humbled to have Artem join us for the remaining races of the season.

“Artem is a proven race winner in this category and we very much relish the opportunity to work together and to continue where we left off with Anthoine, who we miss very dearly.”

Markelov added: “First of all, I want to give my best to the family of Anthoine.

“This guy was not only a good driver, he was a great man who was happy all the time and always gave us a smile. He showed everyone his talent.

“Thanks to the team for trusting me in this situation and I’m going do my best for them. We are going to drive together in memory of Anthoine.

“I’m really happy I’ll be driving for BWT Arden for the rest of the championship.

“It’s a really nice opportunity to drive at my home Grand Prix again. I hope for a strong result and I’ll work hard to achieve it.”

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