Sad news today from Brands Hatch, where FIA F2 racer Henry Surtees has died following an on track incident. Apparently Surtees was hit in the head by the wheel of another car which had gone into the tire barrier. 18 year old Henry was the son of World Champion car and motorcycle racer John Surtees.
Here in The Garage, we had an ever so brief brush with the Surtees family back in the Nineties. I worked with Henry’s Uncle Richard who was living here in Toronto, “working” as a Land Rover salesman. He was one of the most wonderful me I ever had the pleasure to work with.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to the Surtees family in this sad time.