The Queen: F1 'sends its deepest condolences' to the Royal Family

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Formula One president and CEO Stefano Domenicali has offered his "deepest condolences" to the Royal Family following the death of the Queen.

Buckingham Palace announced at 6.30pm BST on Thursday that Her Majesty had passed away peacefully at the age of 96.

Members of the Royal Family had travelled to Balmoral to be by the Queen's side after the Palace issued a statement confirming that doctors were "concerned" by her health.

There has subsequently been an outpouring of tributes to the UK's longest serving monarch, including F1 boss Domenicali, who praised the "dignity and devotion" she demonstrated during her reign.

A statement read: "Formula 1 mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. For more than seven decades, she dedicated her life to public service with dignity and devotion and inspired so many around the world.

"Formula 1 sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth."