A spectator has died after the car of young British driver Jann Mardenborough flipped 30 metres into the air and landed in a crowd of people.
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Mardenborough was competing at the Nurburgring Nordschliege in the VLN1 event when he lost control of his vehicle after attempting to crest a ridge in the circuit.
The Daily Mail claims the car flew through the air for around 30 metres where it then landed on it’s tail and the momentum took it over fencing and into a group of watching fans.
A statement since released by the VLN said that a person remains in hospital following the incident but one spectator sadly died despite the efforts of the rescue crew.
It adds that it is as yet unknown why or how Mardenborough’s car left the circuit on the Flugplatz area of the racetrack and ended up rolling into the crowd behind safety fencing.
Mardenborough is known for his incredible rise in motor racing after winning Nissan’s ‘gamer-to-racer’ project in 2011 and is already confirmed to take part in the 24 hour race in Le Mans later this year.
In a statement Nissan said: “Today’s events have been a tragedy.
“We are all deeply shocked and saddened by these events and our immediate thoughts go to the deceased, those injured and their families and friends.”