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Fallen Canadian marshal named

"This tragedy has affected us deeply, and the whole of motor sport is profoundly touched by it," said the statement from Jean Todt, president of the FIA world body.

"In volunteering to be a marshal, Mark had made the choice to give his time, his knowledge and passion in the service of motorsport. All over the world, it is men and women like Mark who make possible the organisation of motor sport events. Without these thousands of volunteers who give their all selflessly, motor sport would simply not get off the starting line."

Racewinner Sebastian Vettel also expressed his sadness at the news of the tragedy.

“The work of marshals is not always seen, but it is vital to our sport and without their commitment, time and dedication, there would be no motorsport,” the three-time world champion commented, “I am very, very sad to hear this news and my thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Both Sauber and Gutierrez, who had left the scene before the accident that befell Robinson occurred, used Twitter to record their reaction, joining others from the F1 fraternity including drivers Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

An investigation into the incident will not take place, although the Commission de la Sante et de la Securite de Travail suggested that a full report may not be available for six months.

“Our inspectors were on the site last night and looked at the overall situation and what they will try to figure out over the next couple of days is what exactly occurred,” CSST spokesperson Jacques Nadeau told CTV, “They probably know exactly how he went under the tractor that was carrying the car, but we need to let them cool off and let them find their senses. Our main concern is that the workers are in good health.”

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June 11, 2013 9:26 AM

Few can match our British ability to honour the fallen, so I expect a fitting tribute to be made at Silverstone to this tragic marshal's passing. Does anyone know how many track marshals have lost their lives during the history of Formula One?

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