Max Verstappen has called for an investigation into the circumstances that led to the tragic death of Dilano van 't Hoff.
The 18-year-old was racing at Spa-Francorchamps in a Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine round, when he was involved in a collision with Adam Fitzgerald in the second race of the weekend.
Extending his condolences to his compatriot, two-time F1 World Champion Verstappen told media, including RacingNews365.com: "It's incredibly sad, I didn't know him personally. He was a Dutch upcoming racing driver as well who had the same dreams as we had when we're at that age wanting to get to F1.
"It's sad for the whole family and everyone involved the Team MP motorsport, I know quite a lot of people in there."
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Verstappen: We need to look at these situations
Safety at Spa has been called into question after the death of Anthoine Hubert in an F2 race in 2019.
The circuit has made numerous improvements in recent years, primarily at the Eau Rouge, Raidillon and at the start of the Kemmel Straight.
"We have to look into these kinds of situations," added Verstappen.
"It's easy to blame the track, but I think also think we need to look at the how wet it was and these kinds of things.
"Definitely things that we have to look at for the future what we can do better to protect drivers. Because I think today, it was unnecessary."