Thu 08 Sep 2022

ERC mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

All involved with the FIA European Rally Championship are mourning the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The ERC is saddened to learn of Her Majesty’s passing and sends its condolences to the British Royal Family and to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. 

British driver Chris Ingram paid tribute to Her Majesty from the stop line of the opening stage of EKO Acropolis Rally Greece, where he is currently competing in WRC2.

The 2019 FIA European Rally champion said: “It’s extremely sad that we have had this awful news tonight in the UK for our Queen. It’s so sad and that’s where all of our hearts are right now.”

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem also paid tribute, saying: “It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Queen was undoubtedly one of the most respected heads of state ever to have lived, and I send my condolences, and those of the entire FIA community, to the Royal Family and all of the citizens of The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Motor sport, and especially Formula 1, has its heart in the United Kingdom, and the Royal Family has over the years given great support and patronage to the sport. For this we thank them, and those events taking place around the world this weekend will undoubtedly be undertaken in honour of her Majesty."

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