We wish to express our profound sadness regarding the death of Allan Simonsen at today's 24 Hours of Le Mans.
We would like to convey our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Allan`s family and friends. Our thoughts are also with his Aston Martin teammates at this difficult time.
Allan was an extremely talented and experienced sportscar driver who had raced in every corner of the world and was highly respected by his peers and his team. For many in endurance racing, Allan was above all a good friend who displayed his passion for racing on and off the track.
His loss will be felt by the FIA, the ACO and the greater motorsport family.
Jean Todt, FIA President and Pierre Fillon, ACO President