Anthoine Hubert: Daniel Ricciardo says he had doubts about racing after Frenchman’s death

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By Andrew Benson
Chief F1 author
Daniel Ricciardo says he had doubts about racing at the Belgian Grand Prix following the crash which killed Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert.
Hubert died Saturday after a high-speed crash in the Formula 2 race , soon after Formula 1 qualifying completed.
Renault driver Ricciardo stated:”You question:’Is it actually worth it?’
“Yeah, it’s our job and it’s our livelihood and it’s our life, but in addition it is still just racing cars around in circles”
Hubert crashed at the notorious Raidillon corner, that the end of the celebrated Eau Rouge swerves on top of the hill, that F1 cars shoot more than 180mph.
Race winner Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, who’d understood Hubert since childhood, confessed that it had been”quite a struggle to shut the visor and go through this exact same corner in the exact same speed you do the day before – but that’s what you want to do at the ending”.
Along with the 21-year-old confessed it had been”very difficult” to enjoy his first F1 win at the conditions.
Ricciardo stated he was”happy the race was over”.
The 30-year-old Australian stated:”I understand, reluctantly enough, the best manner we could kind of show our admiration was to race, but I do not believe any of us actually wanted to be here, or wished to race – at least, I’m talking for myself, however I’m positive I am not the only one.
“It was hard. It was difficult to be here and try to put on a brave face for everybody.
“I know a great deal of people in the paddock are damaging. I think everyone’s relieved it’s done and we can proceed from here and it’s the final time this stuff occurs.”
The Lando Norris, who lost location if his engine failed on the last lap of mcLaren, stated he had had doubts.
“I did not feel good ahead of the race,” said Norris. “What happened on Saturday could happen to any people. It might have been me last year racing in Formula 2. When you feel like this, it starts shaking you.
“Maybe some people today consider it much better than others, however, I didn’t take it too nicely.
“In the close of the evening, my job will be to race for the team. I need to live my entire life, move on and do things that sometimes I don’t wish to do. I wanted to race, however I felt sorry for everybody involved. I do not really like talking about it.
“He was a racer such as we all have been he was the unfortunate guy. It was very unexpected, and something which is so uncommon, but at precisely exactly the exact identical time it could happen in Formula 1″
Governing body that the FIA has launched an investigation into the accident.
Hurry manager Michael Masi said:”Safety is evolving. Once technologies become available, different materials become accessible, security is an ever evolving process. For me personally it is.
“I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll repeat it: Safety is one of the core pillars of the FIA, part of why they exist. That was. We are going to continue to investigate and look at things and improve things as best we could.”
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