Henry Surtees, son of 1964 Formula One world Champion John, died following an accident in today’s FIA Formula Two race at Brands Hatch.
The 18-year old racer was fighting his way back through the order following an earlier spin when Jack Clarke’s F2 machine hit the barriers
at Westfield Bend and a stray wheel bounced directly into the path of Surtees, making contact with his crash helmet.
Surtees crashed at the following corner before being extradited from the car and airlifted to the Royal London Hospital where he died from his injuries.
“It is with immense regret that MotorSport Vision and Formula Two report that Henry Surtees died of his injuries following the accident in the F2 race at Brands Hatch,” a statement read.
“Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with John and Jane Surtees at this awful time.”
Surtees raced in Formula BMW and Formula Renault before moving up to the new Formula Two series this year. The British driver finished third in yesterday’s race.