Drivers pay tribute to Simoncelli

2011-10-26 07:26:00

 RSS

Share:

Drivers pay tribute to Simoncelli

For the second successive week, motorsport has been left in a state of shock following the death of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli.

The Italian was contesting Sunday's Malaysian MotoGP when he crashed after losing control of his Honda on the second lap.

Simoncelli slid across the track and into the path of Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi.

The 24-year-old died as a result of his injuries.

Mark Webber wrote on Twitter: "R.I.P Marco A special talent that will be missed... Thinking of your loved ones, and all the motogp paddock... Mark."

Jenson Button also paid tribute, saying: "R.I.P Marco... Such an exciting talent lost.

"My thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone involved in MotoGP. Motorsport can be so cruel..."

Lewis Hamilton joined his fellow drivers in sending his condolences. "RIP MarcoSimoncelli. My thoughts are with his family, friends and team at this extremely sad time. Another tragic loss at such an early age."

Heikki Kovalainen wrote: "I can't believe motogp star Simoncelli has died in a crash, another great talent lost today."

Rubens Barrichello: "It was so so hard to hear the news this morning here in Brazil. The death of another great guy and great rider...RIP Simoncelli..."

Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas head out to begin the fourth and final day

Editor's Picks

Lateral Impact Thinking

Lateral Impact Thinking

Fernando Alonso's testing accident at Barcelona will help safety in future Formula 1 testing, writes Andrew Davies...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

PlanetF1 has teamed up with Memento Exclusives to offer you the best F1 Christmas shopping - and there's an extra something...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Introducing Fantasy Racing

Introducing Fantasy Racing

PlanetF1 has launched its own Fantasy Racing game, it's free to enter and you can win some cool prizes...