LOOSE WHEEL KILLS FORMULA TWO DRIVER

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. 

 

 
Surtees is the son of 1964 Formula One champion John Surtees.
 
One month ago NASCAR Mexico driver Carlos Pardo died when his car struck a wall at the entrance to pit road.
 
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Surtees family.

 

Probe into fatal Surtees accident (BBC)