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Senna to race 'Barcelona fire car' at Monaco

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May 22 (GMM) The F1 car photographed amid the charred remains of Williams' burnt-out garage in Barcelona will be back in action this weekend at Monaco.

The aftermath of a fire in the Williams F1 Team pit area
The aftermath of a fire in the Williams F1 Team pit area

Photo by: xpb.cc

We reported last week that an initial inspection of Bruno Senna's Renault-powered FW34, which was sitting in the pits when the fire broke out during the team's celebrations for Pastor Maldonado's victory last Sunday, showed it had emerged with minimal damage.

A spokesman has now confirmed that Senna will race the very same chassis on the streets of Monaco this week.

Otherwise, the garage fire "somewhat hampered" Williams' preparations for the famous race in the Principality, chief engineer Mark Gillan admitted.

"But the impact has been mitigated by what can only be described as a herculean effort by the factory and our suppliers to restock both the damaged equipment and car parts," he said.

Gillan also said rival teams made "generous offers" of help.

Maldonado's chassis was safely in parc ferme at the time of the fire.

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