Team Lotus Press Release - May 1, 1994 TEAM LOTUS powered by Mugen Honda RACE INFORMATION GRAND PRIX SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX - ROUND 3 CIRCUIT IMOLA DATE SUNDAY 1 MAY 1994 JOHNNY HERBERT 10TH PEDRO...
Team Lotus Press Release - May 1, 1994
TEAM LOTUS powered by Mugen Honda
GRAND PRIX SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX - ROUND 3 CIRCUIT IMOLA DATE SUNDAY 1 MAY 1994
JOHNNY HERBERT 10TH PEDRO LAMY DNF
JOHNNY HERBERT: "This was the worst weekend of my career - but I don't mean that to sound selfish. What happened to me in the race is immaterial. This is not a day to consider such things. My thoughts are with our team colleague Neil Baldry who was injured when Alboreto's car sent debris into our pit; and with the spectators who were hurt in the incident on the startline. I wish them the best. "I am greatly saddened by the accident which befell Ayrton. He is a driver whom I have always admired tremendously, and is the standard by which all others who are currently racing are judged."
PEDRO LAMY: "As we left the grid the car I was behind - deCesaris I think - suddenly dived to the right. I saw a space to the left and went for it. That is when I hit JJ. I had no chance to avoid him as until that point I was unable to see that there was a stationary car on the grid at all. "I feel fine - not stiff, no headache - nothing. I am very lucky. I have seen JJ and he is okay too. If the race had been stopped immediately, I would have felt fine to got out in the spare car."
PETER COLLINS: "Thankfully Neil Baldry has been cleared by the doctors and has been released from the medical centre following his fall when Alboreto crashed as he was leaving the pits. He will stay in hospital in Imola overnight for a precautionary X-ray to make sure that he did not sustain any breakages, and he will stay as long as necessary so we can be sure everything is okay. He had a very nasty shock and we look forward to him making a full recovery. "Team Lotus is extremely upset by the events of the weekend, culminating in Ayrton Senna's accident and the pit lane incident. As a former team driver Ayrton played a significant part in establishing the history of the team and our thoughts are with him as we pray for his recovery."
[ LCML editor note: Ayrton Senna was pronounced "brain-dead" as a result ] [ of the "massive head injuries" that he received as a result of his ] [ accident at Imola, according to reports on CNN and ESPN. ]
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