The racing world has received another stark reminder of just how dangerous the sport can be. Eighteen-year-old Formula Two driver Henry Surtees died Sunday when a loose wheel struck him in the head while he was driving 120 mph at Brands Hatch in England. Surtees was knocked unconscious and crashed into a barrier. F2 chief executive Jonathan Palmer said Surtees died when his head collided with the airborne wheel, not when his car hit the corner.
The video of the fatal crash is below.
Probe into fatal Surtees accident (BBC)