John Surtees Mourns his Son Henry
The British driver was competing this weekend in Formula 2 at Brands Hatch. After being hit in the head by a stray rear wheel of Jack Clarke's car, Henry was knocked unconscious and at the Sheene Curve went straight into the protective barrier.
At the Royal London hospital, where he was immediately taken, doctors confirmed his death later that night due to severe trauma to the head. Henry Surtees was born on February 18, 1991 and he just began focusing on his racing career after he wisely balanced racing with school as his fathered mentioned.
“Henry had followed his heart from the time he first sat in a kart. He treated seriously the balance between motorsport and school, having just finished his A-Levels. The world beckoned and he was thriving on the freedom to concentrate on his motorsport”, said John Surtees.
Henry's father, John Surtees is the only man to this date to have won both world championships in racing, on two wheels and on four wheels and later received the Order of the British Empire.
“Despite bad luck in his motorsport, he had shown himself to be one with the possibilities of reaching the very top. Despite his young age he had shown maturity, technical understanding and speed”, declared the mourning father.
“Most importantly he was a nice person and a loving son and brother. He will be deeply missed".