F1 » Barrichello set to frustrate Sutil, Senna?

Rubens Barrichello may have taken a significant step closer to retaining his Williams seat in 2012, according to reports.

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January 05, 2012 10:30 AM


Thank you about you tube "Death of Senna".

But my question still stands does it represents an official finding, or is it somebody s else version of events( National Geographic?.)?

victor - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 10:54 AM

Enrico I don't think there was an official outcome because the F1 Teams threathened to ban Italy if Williams was blamed for Sennas death in any way. Richard or Sunny would know.


January 05, 2012 11:07 AM

victor. not wanting to prolong this subject any more, but you are partially right. as i stated earlier, there was a finding in the italian legal system, as they have to have a result , but this "result" was never acknowledged by any other country or sporting body. i cannot remember who was the sporting arbiter at the time, was it foca, fia etc? but at the end of the day, no sanctions of any sort were taken, and the true reasons for the accident will never be known.
due to improved forensics, i would imagine that a new inquiry COULD result in revised findings.
its all water under the bridge now. we cannot alter what happened. improvements have been made. it was a very unfortunate event.
but isnt it odd how rolands accident, and barros non fatal accident, do not get the same attention?


January 05, 2012 4:52 PM

The result “verdict 15050”of the Italian court of appeal (it has been determined that the accident was caused by a steering column failure, this failure was caused by badly designed and badly executed modifications) IT NEED NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY ANY OTHER country “democracy” let alone by a sporting body, it is/was democratically excepted. What is arbitrary called the true reasons for the accident (will never be known) the simple answer is, the man who was supposed to make sure of safeguarding the sporting regulations blatantly breached these regulations when he handed the two intact black boxes to Williams before the FIA own inquiry was even held and thereafter Williams said they were not readable.


January 05, 2012 5:02 PM

People on these pages should be assured that even at that time the Bologna university faculty of engineering was and still ranks as one of the very best in the world re facilities and competence for the job entrusted to it by the Italian courts.
The intentionally prolonged court case took 13 years.
In Italy the statute of limitations for manslaughter is 7 and a half years.

Oli - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 8:46 PM

Please don't tell me any of you are using National Geographic documentaries as a reliable source!

Next you'll be quoting the BBC and telling me what page a particular article was in the Daily Star.



January 05, 2012 9:04 PM

i have been doing some research on this, and have used some of my old contacts. the metallurgist report used in the italian court case, stated that the double welds on the steering column COULD have caused the accident, not that it DID. the court took this as gospel. further there were statements from the following schumi, who says that the car jumped clear of the track after grounding. senna had asked for the suspension to be lowered too. also was evidence of the car OVERSTEERING into the wall, whereas if the steering had failed, it would have been expected that the car would have UNDERSTEERED.
i make no judgment, but the whole issue is not clear cut. i guess that it will remain a puzzle.

victor - Unregistered

January 06, 2012 2:39 AM

I'm inclined to believe Richard's line as I have always done for two reasons. 1 The crash points to Richards line and 2 It was an emotional issue and there are a lot of people who could not and still wont accept that Senna could have mistakes on that day and looked to blame Williams.

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