Formula Regional driver Dilano Van ‘T Hoff dies in crash at Spa : According to the information provided by his team, Delano van ‘t Hoff, a 16-year-old driver from the Netherlands, was taken from this world in an accident that occurred on Saturday during a Formula Regional European Championship race in Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
The Spanish F4 championship for the year 2021 had just been won by the young driver, who was 18 years old and racing for the Dutch MP Motorsport team at the Belgian Grand Prix circuit.
According to a statement released by Dutch MP Motorsport, the second race of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine was overshadowed by a deadly occurrence. This information comes from the organization. “MP Motorsport is deeply saddened to confirm that our driver, Dilano van’t Hoff has passed away as a result of a crash during that race at Spa Francorchamps,” the statement added. “The accident occurred during that race at Spa Francorchamps.”
In wet and windy conditions, the event acted as a warm-up act for the 24-hour endurance race that was taking place.
The Formula Two teams and drivers competing in the Austrian Grand Prix held a moment of silence before the start of the race.
“Dilano died while working toward his dream of being the most dominant racer in the world. According to statements made by Stefano Domenicali, the CEO of Formula One, the organization’s sympathy is sent to the deceased’s family, loved ones, and those in the broader racing community.
Following a delayed start, many vehicles were engaged in an accident that van t Hoff is said to have been a part of, as reported by the media.
The incident occurred close to where French driver Anthoine Hubert lost his life during an F2 race at Spa-Francorchamps in 2019.
Lance Stroll, a driver for Aston Martin in Formula One, said, “The story of the race isn’t today. Today in Spa, we were unfortunate to lose a young driver. He and his family have my deepest condolences at this time.
“What happened is unfair, and that corner needs to be examined and changed because we lost two shining stars in a span of a little over five years,” she said. Today’s events are tragic; we lost a member of the racing family and will be going there in a few weeks.
Walking around the corner is never a pleasant experience, and doing so jeopardizes our lives each time we do it. We need to give serious thought to what we should do about it. An unfortunate occurrence took place today. It is not acceptable.
During this past weekend’s Grand Prix of Austria, several Formula One drivers were asked their thoughts on the asphalt surface of the Belgian circuit.
“I really hope all the people involved in safety and looking after the safety of all the drivers are going to take some actions as it’s not the first time and it shouldn’t have taken place, should never have been in such a situation already a few years back, it definitely needs reviewing,” said Pierre Gasly, the driver for Alpine. “It shouldn’t have taken place, should never have been in such a situation already a few years back, it definitely needs reviewing.”