Motorsport drivers, riders and personalities take to Twitter to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black President, who sadly passed away on Thursday December 5, aged 95...

Lewis Hamilton @LewisHamilton
One of the most special moments in my life was meeting the great Madiba. God rest your soul. I will miss you x pic.twitter.com/vc476d4has

Felipe1Massa @Felipe1Massa
RIP for Nelson Mandela ,God rest your soul in peace !!! Greatest human being. http://instagram.com/p/hjpvdlnLQ0/

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Martin Brundle @MBrundleF1 17h
RIP Nelson Mandela. What an inspiration that man was, and remains.

Sahara Force India @clubforce
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela. 1918-2013

Tony Fernandes @tonyfernandes
Rip the greatest man ever. NELSON Mandela. Learn to forgive. We all can learn so much from this man. Many in Malaysia can. We are all the same

Giedo van der Garde @GvanderGarde
R.I.P. Nelson Mandela #legend

Karun Chandhok @karunchandhok
Timeless wisdom #RIPNelsonMandela pic.twitter.com/Yy2f9aIJju

Narain Karthikeyan @narainracing
RIP Nelson Mandela - a great man, a great leader and an inspiration for each one of us.

Lee McKenzie @LeeMcKenzieF1 18h
Inspiration... pic.twitter.com/9Z22CaQoMc

Rachel Brookes @RachelBrookesTV
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.

Nicky Hayden @NickyHayden
Don't know as much about Nelson Mandela as I prob should, but any man 2 win the Nobel peace prize & do as much good as him has my respect RIP

Marc Marquez @marcmarquez93
Descansa en paz #Madiba .. / Rest in peace Madiba..

Cal Crutchlow @calcrutchlow
Sad news about Nelson Mandela. He sure changed a lot of things and people for the better #RIPNelsonMandela

Jorge Lorenzo @lorenzo99
One of the greatest man in history has died,but he's leaving us with an important legacy & an example to follow. RIP @NelsonMandela #Madiba