The FIA has confirmed recomendations from the crash investigation on the accident which claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert at Spa-Francorchamps will be announced next week.

Hubert was killed during the Formula 2 Feature Race at Spa last August when he was accidentally hit by Juan Manuel Correa’s car, while the 20-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be placed into an induced coma.

The sport’s governing body immediately launched a full investigation into the crash and FIA President Jean Todt has confirmed it has been completed with the findings to be presented at the next FIA World Council meeting.

While the full investigation will not be released publicly, key recommendations from the report will be published next week.

“It has been finalised, a final presentation will be made to the FIA World Council next week on Wednesday and we will also publish a set of recommendations of improvements to the whole single-seater pyramid but not the full report,” an FIA spokesperson said at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hubert’s death became the first driver fatality at a Formula 1 world championship round since Jules Bianchi succumbed to his injuries sustained in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix when he collided with a tractor recovery vehicle.

Bianchi succumbed to head injuries and following an FIA investigation moves were put in place for the introduction for greater head protection in single-seater racing. The Halo became mandatory for all F1, F2 and F3 cars from 2018, while in 2020 IndyCar will make the Aeroscreen mandatory for all cars.

 

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