F2 holds Surtees tribute at Donington

The Formula 2 championship held a tribute to the late Henry Surtees on the grid at Donington Park this morning

F2 holds Surtees tribute at Donington

Surtees' car was rolled out onto the startline and all the Formula 2 drivers and personnel gathered to hold a minute's silence in his memory.

The 18-year-old died from his injuries after being struck on the head by a wheel and tyre during a race at Brands Hatch last month.

This weekend is the first F2 round since Brands Hatch, and talking about taking to the track for the first time since Surtees' death fellow F2 racer Sebastian Hohenthal told AUTOSPORT: "It will be a little bit strange and it will be sad for everybody.

"You read sometimes about drivers being killed but it doesn't touch you so much because it's usually a long way away. But when it's someone you know, in the same race as you, it's very strange. I've never had that feeling before.

"There will be a lot of eyes on Formula 2 today, everybody will be talking about it, and thinking of Henry."

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