Nathalie Maillet was a French architect and racecar driver who was found dead alongside her lover Ann Larence Durviaux at her Gouvy, Belgium residence on August 15th, 2021. Her husband Franz Dubois, is suspected to have committed the double homicide and committed suicide after calling the police.
Nathalie Maillet Background
Maillet was born on May 11th, 1970 in Verdun into a family immersed in the automotive sport. Her father was a driver and her uncles directed a racing circuit. She married Franz Dubois, also a racecar driver.
She went to the Univesity of East London for a degree in architecture before starting a career in which she specialized in eco-architecture. In 2000, she founded Churchill-Hui International, based in, Luxembourg.
At the age of 33, in 2004, Maillet became a racecar driver herself. She participated in a number of events, such as the 25 Heures VW Fun Cup. She became Director of the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, succeeding Pierre-Alain Thibaut in June 2016. She took office on 1 July of the same year.
Nathalie Maillet Killed in a Double Homicide
Maillet was found shot dead at her home in Gouvy with her mistress, Ann-Lawrence Durviaux on August 15th, 2021. Her husband is suspected to have committed the double homicide and committed suicide after calling the police.
The deaths are being treated as double murder and suicide by the police. However, they could not confirm infidelity as the motive considering Dubois was aware of his wife’s lesbian relationships and her sexuality was an open secret, DH Sport reported.
Très choqué et attristé par la brutale disparition de Nathalie Maillet, directrice du @circuitspa. Elle incarnait ce haut lieu du sport automobile. Toutes mes pensées et ma solidarité vont à sa famille, à ses amis et aux équipes de Spa-Francorchamps. pic.twitter.com/UjV1EGq9Xe
— Jean Todt (@JeanTodt) August 15, 2021
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