F1 » Tragedy mars Canadian Grand Prix


The marshal caught up in a freak accident at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix has sadly succumbed to his injuries in hospital in Montreal.

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richard

June 10, 2013 7:33 AM

how sad. possibly an unpaid marshal who was doing what he loved to do, assisting in motorsport. condolences to his family

omah1975

June 10, 2013 8:11 AM

Martin Brundle said on commentary that he hated to see those things anywhere near an F1 track and that he nearly hit one once, seems like he was right to be worried, RIP

Taipan

June 10, 2013 8:27 AM

Terrible news. Marshal's don't get the respect they deserve, without them there would be no racing.

Piercarlogassolini

June 10, 2013 9:27 AM

Very sad, and as a competitor who couldn't have his fun without the likes of this guy it hits hard.

On a related safety note, yesterday's WTC race in Russia was run for 11 of its 16 lap with a recovery crane IN FRONT of the barriers at the end of the main straight, utter madness if it was as dangerous as it looked

Yes Yes Yes Leave Me Alone

June 10, 2013 11:29 AM

RIP - its often forgotten how dangerour Marshal's jobs are, they do it for the love of the sport and deserve our respect.

Strange that Martin Brundle had a particularly bad feeling about that crane... I agreed with him at the time that it was unecessary, hitting another car in the barrier is MUCH better than hitting that crane...

elijah

June 10, 2013 12:16 PM

What a freak accident, really sad. We rarely think of marshals until things like this happen. I was frightened for them on lap 48 when van der Garde stopped out on track in a highly dangerous position, marshals running around in their efforts to retrieve the car .

This is truly tragic for the deceased track marshal and his family.

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