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Offline Rat Boy

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Henry Surtees, son of F1 great John Surtees, died on the weekend at Brands Hatch.

Was racing in F2 when another car went off and into the armco a few places infront of him. One of the wheels came off the car and bounced across the track stricking Surtees as he was going past, knocking him out. Car went straight on at the next corner and into the armco head on.
Medics lifted him out still strapped to his seat and took him to the med centre at the track. Was said to be in a "stable condition" but they decided to fly him to Royal London Hospital. He passed away at Royal London...

My thoughts go out to John, Jane and the rest of his family...
Cheers>>Jack

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Offline mhh

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Henry Surtees, son of F1 great John Surtees, died on the weekend at Brands Hatch.

Was racing in F2 when another car went off and into the armco a few places infront of him. One of the wheels came off the car and bounced across the track stricking Surtees as he was going past, knocking him out. Car went straight on at the next corner and into the armco head on.
Medics lifted him out still strapped to his seat and took him to the med centre at the track. Was said to be in a "stable condition" but they decided to fly him to Royal London Hospital. He passed away at Royal London...

My thoughts go out to John, Jane and the rest of his family...

Very sad.  :(

I read elsewhere that it was a freak accident - which surprised me.  Given the driver's head has no side protection, surely it is a foreseeable way to die if you are a racing driver.



Offline Rat Boy

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It was a freak accident. The footage is on Youtube if you want to see it. The tyre hit him front on.
Cheers>>Jack

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It looked like it was such an innocent looking hit too. Very sad. :(



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