Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Henry Surtees Fatal Formula 2 Crash

My thoughts and condolences go out to Henry's friend's and family. The son of motorsport legend John Surtees has died after being hit on the head by a wheel during a Formula 2 (F2) race at Brands Hatch in Kent. Henry Surtees, 18, was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital after he was struck by a wheel which flew off Jack Clarke's car. Sunday's race was red flagged while Surtees was removed from the scene. His father won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1964 having previously won seven motorcycle world titles. The accident happened between the circuit's Westfield Bend and Sheene Curve. Clarke's car hit a tyre wall and a wheel came off, hitting Henry Surtees on the head, knocking him unconscious.