NATHALIE MAILLET CEO of the Spa F1 racing circuit has been killed as her husband took a gun to her head
In an incident at the family home, the husband of CEO Mrs Maillet pulled a gun on his wife and blew her head off with a shotgun, before then killing himself.
The female director of the iconic Belgian race circuit of Spa-Francorchamps was found dead at dawn, on the morning of Sunday, August 15, at her home in the Belgian town of Gouvy, in a crime allegedly committed by her husband, who later took his own life.
A police statement said: “According to the first information collected, the man would have deliberately used his weapon against the two women, including his wife, resulting in their death, before committing suicide”
The second woman shot was the family’s lawyer
.Ms Maillet, a French national, took control of the famous Spa race circuit in 2016, after leading an eco-architecture study, although she had previously been linked to motorsport through her father, uncle, and husband.
Fans of F1 have been shocked by the news and are planning tributes at the end of the month when the Formula One season restarts ironically at Spa after a mid-season break.