Senna-Imola investigation update

ROME, June 26 - An Italian prosecutor has asked for Formula One team owner Frank Williams to be tried for alleged manslaighter over the death of world champion driver Ayrton Senna, a source close to the investigation said today. The...

ROME, June 26 - An Italian prosecutor has asked for Formula One team owner Frank Williams to be tried for alleged manslaighter over the death of world champion driver Ayrton Senna, a source close to the investigation said today. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said public prosecutor Maurizio Passarini was also seeking trial on the same charge for technical manager Patrick Head, six other Williams team officials and two senior officials of the Imola race track where Senna was killed during the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994. Passarini, who is based in the central city of Bologna, submitted his conclusions to an examining magistrate who must now decide whether to bring formal charges and order a trial. The request was expected to be considered around July 20. The charge, if allowed to proceed, carries a maximum prison. Five people were investigated in connection with Roland Ratzenberger's death but Italian media said Passarini had recommended that their cases be dropped.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ayrton Senna , Patrick Head , Frank Williams , Roland Ratzenberger
Teams Williams