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Brawn, Wurz and Domenicali on FIA panel to review Bianchi accident

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Brawn, Wurz and Domenicali on FIA panel to review Bianchi accident
Oct 20, 2014, 5:24 PM

Former Mercedes F1 chief Ross Brawn, former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali and newly elected President of the GPDA Alex Wurz are among...

Former Mercedes F1 chief Ross Brawn, former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali and newly elected President of the GPDA Alex Wurz are among those chosen for the expert FIA panel being set up to review Jules Bianchi's crash in Suzuka.

At last weekend's Russian Grand Prix, FIA President Jean Todt said that following his request to  F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting for a report on the accident he had then "asked the Chairman of the FIA Safety Commission [Peter Wright] to define a panel of experts to make proposals in order that what has happened last Sunday will never happen again."

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The composition of that panel was announced this afternoon, with Safety Commission president Wright as President of the so-called Accident Panel.

Along with Brawn, Domenicali and Wurz, Wright will also be joined by two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi, President of the FIA Drivers’ Commission and F1 Steward, Gerd Ennser, the FIA's Chief Stewards’ representative, World Endurance Championship Race Director Eduardo de Freitas, Roger Peart, President of the Circuits Commission, President of the ASN of Canada and F1 Steward, Antonio Rigozzi, Advocate, Judge at the International Court of Appeal of the FIA co-opted by the teams and Gérard Saillant, President of the FIA Institute and President of the Medical Commission.

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According to an FIA statement issued today the panel will "carry out a full review of the accident to gain a better understanding of what happened, and will propose new measures to reinforce safety at circuits, with recommendations to be made for the FIA President.

"The work of the group will start this week and a full presentation of its findings is to be made at the next meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on 3 December 2014 in Doha, Qatar."

 

 
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