F1 Canadian Grand Prix death

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Jun.10 (GMM) The F1 world is mourning its first fatality in over a decade, after a track marshal was killed in the wake of Sunday's Canadian grand prix.

Photographs depict the marshal, whose identity has not been revealed, holding the rear wheel of Esteban Gutierrez's car steady as a recovery vehicle returned the Sauber to the pits.
"The worker dropped his radio and attempted to pick it up," read a statement issued by the governing FIA.
"As he did this, he stumbled and was hit and run over by the recovery vehicle."
The marshal was airlifted to hospital but he died shortly afterwards.
"It's terrible," race promoter Francois Dumontier is quoted by AP news agency.
"It tarnishes the superb weekend that we had. I am devastated to learn this. I don't have any other words."
F1's last fatality, in Melbourne in 2001, was also the death of a trackside marshal.
 

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wow sad news. I watched it all live and they never mentioned it.
Even now nothing said on the news. Wouldnt have known if you hadnt mentioned it.
 
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It's been in a few papers sad news
 
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This is the pic I saw
 

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Terrible news. If it weren't for the marshals, motor sport couldn't take place, at all levels.

A dedicated bunch of volunteer enthusiasts who do it for the love of motor sport. Very sad!
 
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Yes

Their has to be a safer Way to recover a million pound car and protect the lives if the Marshals

Spare a thought about the driver of the machine and prayers for the family if the marshal
 

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Crikey!

It never ceases to surprise me that they don't load these cars onto a flatbed truck to get them back to the pits instead of using a construction site forklift.
 

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