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Todt not concerned about Interlagos

Jean Todt not worried about the safety of Interlagos after incidents earlier in the year
Jean Todt, the president of the FIA, has said he has no concerns about safety at Interlagos despite a number of incidents at the circuit earlier in the year.

Back in April, two drivers competing in stock car racing were killed in separate incidents during race meetings at the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix, with both incidents occurring at the high-speed Curva do Café corner.

Changes are set to be made to that section of circuit in order to try and avoid a repeat, with a temporary chicane having been in place for stock car events, but permanent changes would take place until the 2011 F1 event has been run.

Depsite that, Todt said he wasn't concerned about safety at the circuit with the deaths seen back in April being down to the cars more than the venue.

"We are aware of the incidents that occurred at Interlagos in another category," he told Agencia Estado. "We made detailed inquiries about the cars (involved in the crashes), not the track. Everyone can rest assured that all measures will be taken to avoid repetition of such accidents.

"For 17 years there have been no deaths in Formula One. We know it is a dangerous sport, but the FIA works constantly to avoid problems like accidents and to reduce the risks."


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