"Now, the thoughts of all of us men and women at Ferrari and those at the Mugello circuit go out to Marco's family and friends and his team. I am really close to Fausto Gresini, a dear friend who comes from my home town, Imola, who is going through a particularly fraught time right now.”
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes:
"RIP Marco Simoncelli. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and the MotoGP paddock at this sad time."
"Thoughts with Marco Simoncelli's family & friends today after the MotoGP rider succumbed to his injuries after terrible crash this morning."