Banbury-based racing team Arden International have paid tribute to driver Anthoine Hubert, who died in an F2 race.
The 22-year-old was involved in a 160mph collision with Juan Manuel Correa during the second lap of a sprint race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium yesterday (Saturday 31 August).
Medics were quickly on the scene but the Frenchman died soon after from his injuries.
Correa is being treated in hospital for serious injuries.
Arden International Motorsport Team Principal, Garry Horner, said: "On behalf of everyone at Arden, we are in complete shock and extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Anthoine’s family and friends.
"Anthoine was a very bright talent and an incredibly well liked member of our team and the Renault Junior programme.
"We also extend our thoughts to the family of Juan-Manuel as he remains in hospital.”
Current F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, racer for Brackley-based Mercedes, has also paid tribute to Hubert.
He said: "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."