See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, [27] He took his first podium finish at the first race during the first round in Monza, and he took his first win of the season during the second race of that round.[28]. Vitantonio "Tonio" Liuzzi (born 6 August 1980) is an Italian professional racing driver who formerly raced in Formula One for the Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT teams. Hubert is the first driver to pass away as a result of injuries sustained at a Formula 1 event since Jules Bianchi, who crashed in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix and died in July 2015. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. But thanks guys, you are the best - it's a dream come true.". ( Log Out /  Born 2 August 1942 in Milan, he died of cardio-respiratory problems in Gazzada Schianno on 24 August 2008. Thanks for the information and images. Charles Leclerc had a tribute to Anthoine Hubert on his helmet, Lewis Hamilton emblazoned one on his car. The Mercedes team said in a statement after the FIA's announcement: "The entire Mercedes family sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthoine Hubert, and his Arden and Renault teams on this tragic day.". ", "My first victory in F1 and this one is for Anthoine," he said on the team radio. The incident at Spa happened when Hubert appeared to lose control of his car on the exit of a corner before slamming into the far-side barrier. The tragedy served as a stark reminder of the risks of the sport. In 1966 Ascari raced a self entered Lotus Ford (the car shown perhaps) at Monza in the Trofeo Vigorelli on 1 May, DNQ and the same car a week later in the GP del Garda, at Garda again DNQ- that seems to be the end of his racing. “For Tonio”: Dominant Leclerc scores maiden win 2019 Belgian Grand Prix review Posted on . My thoughts are with him and his family, friends, team and loved ones. Liuzzi would replace Klien for the San Marino, Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix. This page was last edited on 30 September 2020, at 16:37. "The FIA is providing support to the event organisers and the relevant authorities, and has commenced an investigation into the incident. The F1 World Championship season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, held usually on purpose-built circuits, and in a few cases on closed city streets. Hubert was the first driver to die during a F1 race weekend since 1994, when Ayrton Senna was killed at the San Marino GP. All my thoughts with his family and friends. In addition to his native Italian, Liuzzi speaks English and French. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. In a statement, the FIA said: "As a result of the incident, the FIA regrets to inform that the driver of car #19, Anthoine Hubert (FRA), succumbed to his injuries, and passed away at 18:35. As a result of the contact, Liuzzi slid across the grass and directly into Vitaly Petrov and Nico Rosberg. Correa broke both of his legs and injured his spinal cord and was transported to hospital in London this week following anoperation in Liege. Despite good performances by Klien in the first three races, Red Bull abided by an agreement they made before the season that both he and Liuzzi would be able to race.

Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Oscar Cesar ‘Cacho’ Fangio, left, with Tonino at Monza in 1966. [4] It was not until the 1960s these were first introduced, as helmets and overalls became mandatory and the FIA assumed responsibility for safety at the circuits. He did have a test drive with Sauber in September 2004,[7] but shortly before he tested they announced they had signed former World Champion Jacques Villeneuve to a two-year contract. here. "All of us at Pirelli feel so incredibly sad to hear the tragic news about Anthoine Hubert, which has just been made official.

Initially it seemed that he might be given the seat along with David Coulthard, but Red Bull chose Christian Klien,[10] leaving Liuzzi as the test driver. He has homes in Lugano, Switzerland and Pescara, Italy.

[6] Following the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994, a number of measures were introduced in an attempt to slow the cars down, including the prohibition of traction control systems. Formula One teams and drivers have paid tribute after the tragic death of Anthoine Hubert in a Formula 2 crash this afternoon. [29] Other countries in Europe had heats mentored by Sébastien Buemi. Up-front Jonathon Williams won in a de-Sanctis Ford on his way to a Ferrari ride. On behalf of the Honda Motor Company, I offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

A great friend of Mario Andretti, a supporter of his father, he was among the partners of Hiro, which produced cross-country engines and followed the family tradition of car dealership, two weeks ago he participated in an historic rally at the Nurburgring.’, Phillippe Le Tellier, historicracing.com, La Gazzetto della Sport. Some sources such as the FORIX Formula 1 database and www.formula1news.it, "Toro Rosso confirms Liuzzi but Speed has to wait", "Speed says Toro Rosso want rid of him and Liuzzi", "Chinese GP – Sunday – Race Report A rookie mistake", "Mallya confirms Fisichella at Force India", "Paul Di Resta gets Force India race seat for 2011", "Kubica prefers Liuzzi as his replacement", "Liuzzi handed drive with Hispania Racing", "Liuzzi 'still an HRT driver', but a realistic one", "Liuzzi wins first Superstars race – Pigoli heads championship", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vitantonio_Liuzzi&oldid=970478745, German Formula Three Championship drivers, Articles with dead external links from February 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 31 July 2020, at 14:59. Grooved tyres were introduced in 1998 instead of racing slick tyres to reduce cornering speed. [13] Once Bourdais' contract for 2008 was announced, Liuzzi's performances improved. Mark. rest in peace Champion. Liuzzi achieved his first-points scoring finish since the 2007 Chinese Grand Prix in the season-opening 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix. (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position). Sorry we couldn't find a match for that, please try again, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -, The French driver died at the Spa-Francorchamps, PM urges early call on pubs, restaurants, Grand Final BBQs banned, Melbourne freed: The rules that will be scrapped today, Credlin: It’s time Dan and his crew stop reinventing the ‘truth’. Ascari ‘had just one season of serious racing’, on April 15 1964 Enzo Vigorelli announced that Tonino would race a Foglietti-Holbay F3 car for two years for Scuderia Madunina. [30], In 2014, Liuzzi moved to Japan, and competed in both top series of the country. Fifteen drivers died in the 1950s; fourteen in the 1960s; twelve in the 1970s; four in the 1980s and two in the 1990s. The team sends its heartfelt condolences to Anthoine’s family and loved ones, his colleagues at the Arden team, and the entire F2 community. [17] He then secured the role of test driver for the Force India F1 team on 10 January 2008. "The driver of car #20 Giuliano Alesi (FRA) was checked and declared fit at the medical centre. Liuzzi finished as the final classified finisher in Hungary (20th), and Belgium (19th), before a first-lap retirement in Italy after contact with Heikki Kovalainen. God rest your soul Anthoine. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. [14], On 10 August 2007 Toro Rosso confirmed that Sébastien Bourdais would drive for them in 2008, leaving Liuzzi without a seat.

Formula One teams and drivers have paid tribute after the tragic death of Anthoine Hubert in a Formula 2 crash this afternoon. Hubert won the GP3 championship in 2018 and joined Renault's development programme before joining the academy as a full member this year. "The driver of car #12, Juan-Manuel Correa (USA), is in a stable condition and is being treated at the CHU Liège hospital. Formula One (F1) is the highest class of open-wheeled auto racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motorsport's world governing body. Fangio and his girlfriend Andreaina Berruet, with whom he broke up in 1960, had a son, Oscar Cesar Espinosa. Rindt is the only driver to have won the championship posthumously.[13]. ", Former F1 driver Jenson Button posted on social media: "Devastating news from Spa today, the super talented Anthoine Hubert succumbed to his injuries after an accident in today’s F2 race. ", Meanwhile, Haas said: "Haas F1 Team sends its deepest condolences to Anthoine Hubert’s family following this evening’s tragic news. Charles Leclerc Dedicates Maiden F1 Win To Crash Victim Anthoine Hubert. As the Italian Grand Prix ramped into gear at Monza - the fastest track on the calendar - racing was still mourning the death of Formula Two driver Hubert last weekend.

French F1 driver Jules Bianchi died in July 2015, nine months after a head-on collision with a trackside crane at the rain-soaked Japanese GP at Suzuka. Hamilton's strong finish almost carried him to within reach of a stunning late win, but the result still enabled him to enlarge his lead in the title race to 65 points ahead of Bottas. Invalid postcode.

[10][11][12] Two Formula One Champions have died while racing or practising in Formula One, Jochen Rindt in 1970, and Senna in 1994. In August 1963, upon turning 21, he inherited some money and drove a Formula Junior belonging to Angelo Dagrada at Monza. © Copyright NDTV Convergence Limited 2020. (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap). Vitantonio "Tonio" Liuzzi (born 6 August 1980[1]) is an Italian professional racing driver who formerly raced in Formula One for the Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT teams. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family today. In 1964 he was entered at Monza in a Foglietti, a ‘Brabhamesque’ spaceframe car on 7 May for DNA and on 28 June at the ‘Monza Lotteria’, DNQ. Cabianca was killed along with three other people. Charles Leclerc dedicated his maiden Formula One race victory at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to his late friend, Anthoine Hubert. Our thoughts go out to them as well as Arden, Renault and the FIA F2 community at this time.". He took a 16th-place finish in Monaco, and a 13th place in Canada, Hispania's best finish to date. [26] In February 2012 it was announced that Narain Karthikeyan had been handed the final race seat; leaving Liuzzi without a drive.

Ascari in the Foglietti Ford in 1964, circuit unknown (f3history), Ascari, Foglietti Ford, Monza during the 28 June 1964 GP Lotteria di Monza weekend- DNQ (unattributed). Heartbreaking news. "The race was immediately cancelled after the crash. You can find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out “Once you are going into the car, you are trying to be in your zone, trying to thinkof what you need to do, and you need to race as hard as you can to finish as high as you can. But the terrible events of the previous 24 hours made that impossible. Correa collided with Hubert's car at around 170mph at the Spa circuit's Raidillon swerves.

[23] Liuzzi was confirmed in this role on 9 March 2011. Leclerc said he felt he could not enjoy his long-awaited first win.