AmD Tuning’s Sam Tordoff will not race in this weekend’s British Touring Car Championship races at Knockhill in Scotland following the death of his baby boy last week.
Tordoff released a statement through social media channels explaining his family circumstances.
“My wife Georgina and I are heartbroken to say that our beautiful baby boy, Arlo George, passed away peacefully on Saturday.
“After arriving safely on Monday, 2nd September, it transpired that his kidneys were not formed properly. Sadly no cure or treatment could save him.
“We are devastated, but truly grateful for the precious days that we got to spend with our perfect baby boy.
“We ask that our privacy be respected at this painful time.”
Tordoff is currently ninth overall in the drivers’ championship standings, having claimed his first win of the season last time out at Thruxton.