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Brands Hatch Marshal Killed In Crash; Race Car Spins Off Track


We are saddened to confirm volunteer Marshal’s death. Everyone has been sharing their condolences due to “Brands Hatch Marshal killed” in an accident via social media.

Daily Mail U.K. shared on social media: “Volunteer marshal dies after being hit by a car after it spun off track during a race at Brands Hatch circuit.”

Sky Sports also made an announcement: “Lewis Hamilton has said he is “devastated” following the death of a volunteer marshal during a race meeting at the Brands Hatch circuit, with Formula 1 drivers and teams paying their respects.”

Brands Hatch Marshal Killed In Crash; Race Car Spins Off Track
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Long after the incident, it has been written on Twitter: “KentOnline A £10k fundraiser has been launched for the family of the marshal killed at Brands Hatch yesterday.”

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Brands Hatch Marshal Killed In Crash

As mentioned above, the Brands Hatch Marshal killed in the crash has been revealed and confirmed. A volunteer marshal sadly passed away after being hit by a car that spun off the track.

The incident happened during a race at the Brands Hatch circuit. According to sources, the car had rolled multiple times before colliding with the marshal’s post.

At 3 pm on Saturday, the paramedics and police were sent to the track near Dartford, Kent. Later on, an air ambulance landed on the circuit.

It is said that the accident occurred at a British Automobile Racing Club meeting while two drivers made contact along the start-finish straight at the Kent circuit.

According to sources, the second person on foot who got injured in the event and the driver of the car were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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Tributes on Brands Hatch Marshal’s Death

George Russell, Williams F1 driver, wrote on Twitter: “So saddened to hear that a volunteer marshal lost their life at Brands Hatch yesterday. These men and women give up their time to allow us to do what we love. We couldn’t do it without them. My thoughts are with their family, friends, and fellow marshals today. Rest in peace.”

Damon Hill, 1996 F1 champion, also said: “Today’s motorsport will be a tribute to all marshals, but especially those who have lost everything so we can race.”

Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time Formula 1 champion, shared on Instagram: “Devastated to hear of the passing of a marshal at Brands Hatch circuit yesterday. These volunteer marshals are what makes racing possible; they are our heroes. My heart is with his family.”

Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time Formula 1 champion

On Saturday evening, BARC shared: “Now working with the national governing body, Motorsport UK, and the local police. On behalf of everyone connected with the BARC, we are devastated by the loss of one of the amazing volunteer marshal communities who do so much to enable the sport to take place. Our thoughts and best wishes are with the family and friends of all those involved.”

McLaren also tweeted: “We send our sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the marshal who sadly lost their life yesterday at Brands Hatch, and to the entire family of marshals in the UK and around the world. Thank you for everything you do for our sport.”

Karun Chandhok, Former Formula One driver, wrote on Twitter: “Very sad news coming from Brands Hatch today. Marshalls are volunteers who give up their weekends to support the sport they love. Awful to hear that a member of this close-knit community lost their life. My condolences to the family at this tragic time.”

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Reactions To F1 Marshal’s Death

One shared: “So sad to hear of the death of a marshal at the Brands Hatch Circuit. These volunteers are the backbone of the sport and make racing possible. My heart is with his family.”

One wrote: “So awful to hear a volunteer marshal lost their life at Brands Hatch yesterday. Motorsport wouldn’t be able to happen without these men and women. RIP.”

One tweeted: “My heart goes out to the family and friends of the marshal who lost his life at a race at Brands Hatch yesterday. Another painful reminder of how perilous motorsport is.”

One replied: “Very sad news. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the marshal. Unpaid marshals give so much time to a sport loved by millions. As a motorsport fan, I salute all marshals for all they do.”

Please remember that our condolences will be the only thing to get his beloveds through such difficult times. Kindly leave yours in the comment box below.

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