Sadness at McLaren

There was bad news from Budapest yesterday with the news that Darren Hawker, a chef with the Absolute Taste company, which is part of the McLaren group of companies, falling to his death from the terrace of a Budapest hotel, early in the morning. The details of what happened are not clear but foul play has been ruled out.

The news will cast a shadow over the weekend's events.

It is not the first time that such an event has befallen F1. Back in 1991 a Lotus mechanic died in similar circumstances at Imola.

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