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Walkinshaw, 64, dies of lung cancer

Former Arrows team boss and owner Tom Walkinshaw has died of lung cancer aged 64.

The sad news about the Scot broke on the Twitter network, with former driver Mark Blundell paying tribute to the “good driver and team owner, RIP”.

It was later confirmed by the professional English rugby club Gloucester, which was owned by its Scottish-born chairman Walkinshaw.

His career began as a driver and Walkinshaw rose as high as Formula 2.  He later established his TWR racing empire and in 1991 entered F1 as Benetton’s engineering director.

He bought 50 per cent of the Ligier team in 1995 and the Arrows team in 1997, until it collapsed financially in 2002.

In recent years he has been involved in the Australian touring car series V8 Supercars.

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