Belgian Grand Prix, 25 June 1939. A tragic accident at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit during the Belgian Grand Prix put an end to the career of the popular British driver Richard Beattie Seaman. He had a 28 second lead going into lap 22, when he lost control on the rain-soaked track before La Source and skidded sideways into the trees. The fuel tank punctured and the car caught fire. Richard Seaman died from his injuries the following day.