Hamilton: I couldn’t go to sleep after Hubert death

Lewis Hamilton has confessed that the tragic passing of Anthoine Hubert during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend hit him in the “depths of my [his] soul”.

He wrote: “All these drivers put their life on the line when they hit the track and people need to appreciate that in a serious way because it is not appreciated enough. Not from the fans nor some of the people actually working in the sport.”

“That’s why I posted the things [on social media], because it’s not impossible,” he told Motorsport. com

“I’ve experienced that [before].”

“Obviously we had that in Japan [with Jules Bianchi in 2014], we had that experience, but then I had another 11-year-old [Daniel Spence] die on the race weekend [during karting in 1994], when I was racing as a kid. So I’d experienced it before. And for a driver it really hits you hard.”

“And also to the fact that, look, we lost Charlie [Whiting] this year and Formula 1 just continues on, we lost Niki [Lauda] and the world just goes on.

“It’s sad, I think, that that’s how life is.”