Immediately following the start of the first race at 0920hrs this morning, a serious first lap accident involving five competitors caused the race to be red-flagged.
Medical and safety teams were immediately on the scene to attend to the cars involved.
All five drivers were taken to the medical centre for assessment.
Driver Andrea Mamé of car #11 sustained serious injuries to which he later succumbed, despite the emergency medical care administered at the medical centre.
On behalf of Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann expressed his personal sadness and extended the condolences of all the company to Andrea's family and team.
Automobili Lamborghini will be working with the circuit authorities and SRO to investigate the accident thoroughly in all its aspects.
A further statement with an update on the other drivers involved in the incident will be issued in due course.