Harry Shaw, the terminally ill boy who inspired Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the Spanish Grand Prix, has died aged five.

Last August, Harry was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal bone cancer at four years old and was given just a week to live on April 29. His family said that Harry “took his last breath after a tough 10 month battle” over the weekend.

Hamilton described Harry as his “spirit angel” and dedicated his Spanish GP victory to him, while the five-time world champion’s Mercedes team arranged for one of its F1 show cars and the winning trophy to be transported to Harry’s home in Surrey after the race.

Harry’s family have set up a JustGiving page to raise money for research into the rare condition. At the time of writing, over £230,000 in donations have been received.

Crash.net would like to pass on its deepest sympathy to Harry Shaw’s family.

 

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