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FIA statement on marshal death at Canadian GP

2013 Canadian Grand Prix

As we touched on in our race report a marshal was killed in this morning’s Canadian Grand Prix. We know of at least two AUSmotive readers who continue to work trackside at Formula 1 races and it really brings it home that there are real dangers involved in this type of work. We hate hearing news like this and we hope we never have to report on such news again.

This is the full statement from the FIA:

FIA statement following death of Canadian Grand Prix circuit worker.

Mon 10.06.13, 1:01AM

The FIA is sad to announce the death of a Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada circuit worker, at 6:02 pm.

The worker, a member of the Automobile Club de l’Île Notre Dame, was the victim of an unfortunate accident that occurred at the end of this afternoon’s Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. The worker was helping to recover a car which had stopped during the race. The recovery vehicle had lifted the car to return it to the pits and while doing this the worker dropped his radio and attempted to pick it up. As he did this, he stumbled and was hit and run over by the recovery vehicle.

The worker was transported via helicopter to Sacre-Coeur Hospital where he was treated by the traumatology department of Dr Ronald Denis, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Dr Jacques Bouchard, Chief Medical Officer of the Grand Prix. Unfortunately, the worker succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The FIA, l’Automobile Club de l’Île Notre-Dame and the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada want to communicate their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim. The identity of the worker cannot be revealed at this time.

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2 replies on “FIA statement on marshal death at Canadian GP”

Jean Todt made a personal appearance at the muster tent at Albert Park, in amongst the mud and rain with the rest of us. I never really like him as head of Ferrari, but that 5 minute visit he made to us in the tent on the Sunday morning lifted everyones opinion of him hugely – it was the first time in 16 odd years of doing the F1 that someone that senior came down.

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