Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost says even more must be done improve safety following the death of Anthoine Hubert. Hubert was killed in a crash during a Formula 2 support race on Saturday ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. The 22-year-old looked destined for a future in F1 after impressing with the Renault Academy this year.
An emotional Prost spoke fondly of the young Frenchman and says the work to improve driver safety must not ever stand still. “It is a hard day for the racing community,” he told F1 TV. “It was very sad and very tough for us. As you know, he was a member of our Academy, and it was a tough day with [his] family there, and friends and brother. “It is something that I personally remember what we got in the 1980s. We always think that it cannot happen any more, but yes it can happen.
We know motor racing is dangerous. A lot of sports are dangerous anyway, and maybe motor racing is one of the safety sports. “You can see in [cycling] that we had two young guys dead [in recent races], and it always happens to young people. “It is very tough but we can see we are all together and we need to make things even better, improving [to make things] better. But we love this sport, we love life.”