The Spanish racing federation says an 11-year-old boy has died from injuries sustained in a karting accident at Fernando Alonso’s track in northern Spain.
The federation says Gonzalo Basurto Movila died after a crash during a private practice session on Saturday.
He had been hospitalized since the crash but could not overcome the injuries and died early Sunday.
According to local media, Movilla crashed during a free practice session on Saturday in preparation for a Asturian Karting Championship race. His kart rolled over and fell on him during the accident.
Spain’s racing federation said the accident was being investigated.
Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso said he was “devastated” by the news of the boy’s death. He said on Twitter it was “one of the saddest days.”
Despierto de madrugada en uno de los días más tristes. Destrozado. Desde aquí, un abrazo enorme a la familia de Gonzalo y a todo el Karting.
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) April 23, 2017