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F1 Spa boss, Nathalie Maillet shot dead

F1 Spa boss, Nathalie Maillet shot dead

Nathalie Maillet, CEO of the Spa-Francorchamps F1 circuit had been shot dead by her husband for cheating on him with her mistress on Sunday, 15th August 2021. She was found dead by the police at 00:10 at her home in Gouvy, Belgium.

The police said that 51-year-old, Nathalie was at home with her alleged mistress Ann Lawrence Durviaux, 53, when her husband Franz Dubois confronted the pair who were in the bedroom.

Dubois then reportedly pulled out a gun and killed both women before turning the gun onto himself.

Nathalie and her husband, Franz [Image: Wiki Biography]
Ann Lawrence Durviaux, reportedly Nathalie’s mistress [Image: The News Motion]

The public prosecutor said in a statement: “At 00:10, the bodies of two women and one man were discovered by the police in a house in Gouvy, all three presenting gunshot wounds.

“According to our information, the male individual voluntarily used his firearm to kill both women, including his wife, before killing himself.”

Nathalie became general manager of the Spa circuit in 2016.

She studied to be an architect, and she raced before she took over the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

Her husband, Franz Dubois was a well-known figure in the world of motorsport both as a team owner and as the co-founder of the VW Fun Cup series.

Veronique Leonard, the mayor of Gouvy, said in a statement: “I was warned, around 2.30 am, by the police, that a double murder, followed by a suicide, had been committed in the house.”

F1 delivers their condolences via Twitter.

Melchior Wathelet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, said: “ My thoughts are with Nathalie’s family, her parents, her relatives but also her teams.”

He added: “I know how this news will upset her staff and I wish on behalf of the entire Board of Directors to offer my sincere condolences to the entire Circuit team.”

“Today we are losing a very great lady, a motorsports lover and enthusiast, a true leader who will be sorely missed. Nathalie had become the face of the circuit, she embodied this passion for racing that we all share.”

The investigation is reportedly ongoing with forensics teams and ballistics experts examining the scene of the crime.

I give my deepest condolences to everyone who was affected by this. Stay safe and God bless.

References: The SunAdvocate