A second racing driver has died in the space of three weeks at the Interlagos circuit, the home of November’s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

Less than three weeks ago, Brazilian stock car driver Gustavo Sondermann was killed at the treacherous Curva do Cafe corner, the same bend where Rafael Sperafico died in 2007 in a near-identical accident.

  The highlighted Curva do Sol is where the latest fatality occurred ar Interlagos 

Circuit organisers, in consultation with the FIA, have already confirmed that they will remove a section of the seating on the outside of that corner in order to make a larger run-off area.

And now 67-year-old Stock Paulista series driver Paulo Kunze has died after another high-speed crash, although this time at the Curva do Sol, the high-speed left-hander after the Senna ‘S’ that feeds onto the back straight.

During a stock car race on Sunday, Kunze suffered severe head injuries when his car somersaulted numerous times. He was rushed to hospital and fell into a coma from which he sadly did not recover.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.