Distinguished motorsport writer Hope-Frost dies
Distinguished motorsport writer and broadcaster Henry Hope-Frost has died aged 47.
The renowned motorsport media identity is understood to passed away after being involved in a road traffic accident on Thursday night.
Hope-Frost was a renowned interviewer, journalist and promoter with unique passion for the sport.
A writer for Autosport magazine from the 1990s he built up huge a reputation in the industry.
Hope-Frost was a regular host at the annual Autosport Show where he would question an array of motor racing stars during his famous stage Q&A sessions.
He was also an integral part of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events, offering his insight and knowledge as a key cog in the event’s esteemed commentary team.
Tributes for Hope-Frost have flowed on social media from across the motorsport fraternity.
Speedcafe.com extends its condolences to Hope-Frost’s family and friends.
We’re all broken-hearted tonight after hearing of the passing of the truly irreplaceable @henryhopefrost. The best host, a beautiful writer and enthralling broadcaster with an encyclopaedic knowledge of our beloved sport. We’re all going to miss you H #fever pic.twitter.com/aT0NoT91TR
— Ford Performance (@FordPerformance) March 8, 2018
— David Brabham (@brabsracer) March 8, 2018
— Dario Franchitti (@dariofranchitti) March 8, 2018
My friend and commentary buddy at Goodwood. We’d laugh about everything all through the day wherever we were. We’d always answer the phone with some Blackadder one liner and just laugh. He was full fever.
Charlotte and the turbo juniors; my thoughts are with you now.
— Toby Moody (@TobyMoody) March 8, 2018
😢 We’re heartbroken to hear the news about our good friend @henryhopefrost. One of our sport’s most passionate experts, the host of our original LMP1 launch and just the nicest guy you’d ever meet. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
— Nissan NISMO (@NISMO) March 8, 2018
— Rob Huff (@Huffsport) March 8, 2018
Henry’s passion for motor racing was unrivalled. If it sounded loud and went quick he loved it. He was the epitome of #fever – so much so, the phrase was all his.
— Jon Noble (@NobleF1) March 8, 2018
Just heard the terrible news of the passing of @henryhopefrost really one of the good guys a true gent and always great company.
— Guy Smith (@TheGuySmith) March 8, 2018