RIP Paul Stevens: Condolences to Ben and Family

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Paul Stevens – father of grandprix247 Editor Ben Stevens.

After a brave battle, Paul succumbed to a long illness on Saturday, 15 August.

As a result, the regulars among you will have noted that this unmissable Morning After report penned by Ben regularly did not happen today for obvious reasons.

I, on behalf of our motor racing community, wish Ben strength at this time of sorrow, wishing you, your family and friends unity and strength during these testing times.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ben for his tremendous services to this site. Under his stewardship, we are hitting record traffic and his style has helped us carve a niche in the overpopulated motorsport media landscape.

I look forward to his return when he is right and ready.

Thank you and best wishes,

Paul Velasco