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A Track Marshal Died After Sustaining Injuries at The Canadian Grand Prix

Esteban Gutierrez
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A 38-year-old worker, who has not been identified, dropped his radio and was backed over by a crane while race officials prepared to remove a car from the track. Esteban Gutierrez (car number 12) crashed in turn 2 in the late stages of the Grand Prix on Sunday (June 9th) at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

According to the Montreal Gazette:

“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 FIA, the governing body of F1, said in a statement.

The track worker was a 10 year veteran of racing and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:02 PM local time. Truly sad news for fans of racing everywhere.

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