FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem released the following statement following the death of Hyundai Motorsport World Rally driver Craig Breen who tragically passed away following a crash while testing in Croatia on Thursday.

The 33-year-old Waterford native was taking part in a pre-event test before next weekend’s Rally Croatia when his car left the road and hit an electricity pole. Breen’s co-driver, James Fulton, was unharmed in the crash.

Formula One tweeted:

The ABB Formula E World CHampionship tweeted:

Defending Formula E champion Stoffel Vandoorne commented saying:

Several Formula One teams, Haas, Ferrari, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake, Oracle Red Bull Racing, and McLaren, all tweeted their sadness at the news.

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake driver Valtteri Bottas said:


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