Formula 2 driver Dennis Hauger cruised into 7th place during the sprint race in Austria on Saturday afternoon.
The Aurskog kid started well from the 13th best starting slot, and already took eight places in the first lap
The 20-year-old quickly moved up the leaderboard and ended up in 7th place when she crossed the finish line. Hauger thus secured two very important points in the Formula 2 championship.
Tragic start to the day
The start of a sad day for the Formula 2 circus when it became known that Dutch motorsport talent Dilano van ‘t Hoff (18) had passed away.
The Dutch rider crashed during the race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on Saturday morning. Van ‘t Hoff drives for MP Motorsport, the same team as Hauger.
– Definitely not cool. It’s so tragic, it happened twice in the same lane, in the same place now. Don’t know what happened there now. “It’s really sad for the whole team and for motorsport,” said Hauger after he cruised to seventh place.
Spa-Francorchamps, July 1, 2023
MP Motorsport is very sad to confirm that our driver, Dilano van ‘t Hoff has passed away as a result of an accident during the second race of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine at Spa Francorchamps. pic.twitter.com/IWvS0fY1bs
– MP Motorsport (@OfficialMPteam) July 1, 2023
The Norwegian further said that he was affected by the death.
– Of course. It’s not something one can stop thinking about like that. Of course something affects you before a race like this.
Before the sprint race started, a memorial was held in memory of the 18-year-old player.
At 9.55am Sunday, Formula 2 drivers will race in the Austrian Grand Prix.
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