According to a statement from his team MP Motorsport, 18-year-old Dutch driver Dilano Van ‘t Hoff died as a result of a crash during the second Formula Regional European Championship by Race Alpine (FRECA) race at Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot, Belgium on Saturday.
The information about what caused the accident has not been revealed.
One team said, “We are deeply saddened to lose one of our brightest Dutch talents who brought a lot of energy to our team during the years he ran with us.” statement Reading.
“We extend our sincere condolences to Dilano’s family and loved ones, and are in full support of them and our team members who have lost not only a driver but a friend.”
Van t Hoff made his debut for MP Motorsport in 2021 and easily won the Spanish Formula 4 Championship.
He then went on to compete in the Formula 3 regional series, FRECA, in 2022, but struggled with injury during his first season.
Motorsport’s governing body the FIA confirmed the news and “expressed its condolences to the family and friends of Dilano van t Hoff and the MP Motorsport team” in a statement on Saturday.
News of the teen’s death sparked tributes from across the world of motorsport, with Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali paying tribute to him.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dilano Van ‘t Hoff today in Spa-Francorchamps,” he said in a message. statement,
“Dilano died pursuing his dream of reaching the pinnacle of motorsport.”
The Austrian Grand Prix kicks off this weekend and Formula 1 teams and drivers have shared their condolences.
in a post on Twitter“It is an extremely sad day for the entire motorsport family and my thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends,” Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz said.
formula 2 driver Anthony Hubert Died on the same track in 2019 after a high-speed collision.