Video of the week: Death of a racer

Sometimes death can strike in the most unexpected ways. This unfortunate accident in a Formula 2 race led to the death of 18-year-old driver Henry Surtees, after the tyre from an earlier crash hit him on the head, rendering him unconscious with his foot on the accelerator. He died in hospital. His father, John Surtees, was a Formula 1 racer in the 1960s.

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  1. I read about this earlier…sad!! RIP!!

  2. RIP!!!

    P.S. His father was Formula 1 champion in 1964 for Ferrari and he was also motorcycle champion 7 times (350cc cc and 500cc). The only one that has F1 and Motogp championships.

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