Sunday, July 19, 2009

RIP Henry Surtees

After finishing on the podium for the first of two home races, 18 year old British driver Henry Surtees son of 1964 F1 Champion John Surtees, was killed in a freak accident during the 2nd race in todays Brands Hatch GP double-header.

In a press release sent out by Formula 2 they said:

"Henry was driving between Westfield Bend and Sheene Curve when he was struck on the head by a wheel and tyre from another car which had hit the tyre wall ahead of him just before. Henry was immediately knocked unconscious and his car failed to negotiate the following Sheene corner and collided with the barriers.

The race was red flagged and the medical team were with Henry as soon as possible. He was removed from the car, stabilised and taken to the medical centre where the medical team prepared him for transfer to the Royal London hospital, the regional trauma centre, by helicopter."


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