British Formula 1 drivers led tributes to a volunteer race marshal who died when hit by a car at Brands Hatch in August. Robert Foote, 67, was killed when a competitor spun off the track in the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) club car championship race. Racing was cancelled for the remainder of the day.
Lewis Hamilton posted a message on Instagram: “Devastated to hear of the passing of a marshal at the Brands Hatch circuit. These volunteers are what makes racing possible, they are heroes. My heart is with his family.”
McLaren’s Lando Norris also paid tribute, posting: “Heartbreaking. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without marshals. They’re the heroes of our sport. My thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved.”
Williams’ George Russell said: “So saddened to hear that a volunteer marshal lost their life. These men and women give up their time to allow us to do what we love. My thoughts are with their family, friends and fellow marshals.”
A JustGiving page set up to raise £10,000 for those affected by the incident had reached over £54,000 at the time of going to press.