Imola investigation, Pacific transporter fire

It was also stated in the more reputable UK papers this morning that FIA, Williams and Simtek are also under investigation with respect to possible charges for culpable homicide. This is potentially worrying, as any attempt to bring charges...

It was also stated in the more reputable UK papers this morning that FIA, Williams and Simtek are also under investigation with respect to possible charges for culpable homicide. This is potentially worrying, as any attempt to bring charges could, depending on who is charged, either result in the cancellation of the Italian GP or Williams and/or Simtek missing the event.

The other piece of bad news to emerge this morning was that Pacific GP's transporter was destroyed in a fire in France while returning to the UK. Reports stated that the cause was overheating in the brakes of the trailer. Apparently the team managed to rescue the F1 cars (though it was not known yet whether they had been significantly damaged) but everything else was totalled. Pacific are now trying desperately to raise the funds to replace the lost equipment, spares etc. which they will need for Monaco. Just what a new, underfunded team needs to boost its prospects.

-- Lockhart Horsburgh, Dpet. of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, UK Email:- ljy02@festival.ed.ac.uk

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