F1 » FIA says 31 treated, 7 hospitalised after pit fire

The FIA has issued a statement confirming that 31 people were treated by the medical centre in Barcelona after the Williams pit garage fire, with seven sent to hospital.

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May 13, 2012 11:27 PM

A real shame that this fire has spoiled a great day for Williams but it puts things in perspective, winning a race is great but everyone going home safe after the race is even better. I hope everyone has a speedy recovery.

JJJ - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 11:29 PM

Quite the downer on that exceptional result this afternoon. Luckily it seems like it all ended up fairly ok except for the one person who suffered serious burns and will hopefully be alright in some time.

I wonder what actually happened cause it all seems really strange. Kind of a surreal day in F1 today.


May 14, 2012 12:26 AM

What a horrific incident!

I hope that all that have been hospitalized are ok, I know that one of the team members is in a quite a bad state, he must have been very near the fuel explosion, anyway I hope they all make a full recovery!

Something will be changed for the next round, probably storing the fuel somewhere else so this doesn't happen again!

SHAKEN - Unregistered

May 14, 2012 3:11 AM

In the early days, this was always happening to drivers in their cars. Nowadays, it happens in the pits. Still not a pretty sight or story and best wishes to all those effected.

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