The automotive planet woke up to horrible information. Gymkhana star and driver Ken Block died at 55 in a snowmobile crash. Mercedes-AMG Petronas paid out tribute to the legendary driver.
“Ken Block, a motorsport icon, gone far too before long,” reads the Twitter put up of the System 1 team. Ken Block suffered a fatal snowmobile crash in Mill Hollow area, Utah, the Wasatch County Sherrif’s Workplace claimed in a assertion. The snowmobile he was driving rolled off on a steep slope on leading of him. “He was pronounced deceased at the scene from accidents sustained in the accident,” officials stated.
Due to the huge snowfalls of past days, the snowmobiles were being the only usually means of transportation that allowed obtain to his ranch near Park Metropolis, Utah. This time, he never produced it again home.
Lewis Hamilton, heartbroken soon after listening to of the passing of Ken Block
Even though making an attempt to remain away from social media to target on his health, Lewis Hamilton got the information this morning. The Mercedes driver says he is heartbroken. “He was these an remarkable human being, usually lived everyday living to the fullest. I keep in mind our to start with time working together and how positive he was. So substantially talent powering the wheel,” the 37-calendar year old F1 driver remembers in an Instagram story.
Eight yrs back, the two of them raced each other at Bushy Park, Barbados at the Leading Equipment Festival (view video down below).
In a article shared on Twitter, the president of FIA, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, describes Ken Block as “an inspiration for us all and a correct gentleman of our sport.”
It is a challenging working day for the earth of motor racing. Currently is Michael Schumacher’s birthday. The seven-time Formulation 1 Globe Winner turns 54, but the world has not read from him, nor substantially of him for the earlier 9 yrs. Schumacher experienced a near-dying ski crash in the French Alps in December 2013, he underwent two brain surgeries and was placed in an induced coma. He is currently undergoing remedy in a medical center-like surroundings at his property.
Ken Block, a motorsport icon, gone way too before long. 💔 https://t.co/h2yEX9jNlT
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Staff (@MercedesAMGF1) January 3, 2023