Monday, July 20, 2009

John Surtees’ son, Henry Surtees passes away in a racing accident

From left: John Surtees with son Henry, who was racing in F2

Henry Surtees, who was just 18 years old, was killed today in what’s being called a ‘freak racing accident,’ during an F2 race at the Brands Hatch circuit in the UK. Henry was the son of John Surtees, the only man ever to win both 500cc motorcycle grand prix racing (1956, with MV Agusta) and F1 car racing (1964, with Ferrari) world championships.

‘He had shown himself to be one with the possibilities of reaching the very top. Despite his young age he had shown maturity, technical understanding and speed. Most importantly, he was a nice person and a loving son. He will be deeply missed,’ said John, speaking about Henry.

We convey our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the Surtees family.


walter said...


Peter said...

RIP indeed.

Anonymous said...

Let God give the strength to over come this difficult time for the family.

R.I.P Henry.

Anonymous said...

Condoléances a la famille

Anonymous said...

a deeply regret to loose a future world champion at the age of only 18 years,we will miss you henry surtees....
luc dekeyzer,belgium

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