A statement from the FIA had confirmed that 31 people needed treatment following the pit garage fire at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona following the Spanish Grand Prix. Seven needed to be sent on to hospital, where they are currently receiving treatment.

In full, the FIA statement reads:

Montmelo, May 13th - The FIA can confirm that a fire broke out in the Williams garage after the conclusion of the Spanish Grand Prix. The flames were quickly brought under control through the combined intervention of staff from Williams, Caterham and Force India, supported by the circuit fire services.

Thirty-one team members were seen by Circuit Medical Centre staff and all have been released, with the exception of seven who were transferred to a variety of local hospitals where they are receiving treatment.

The FIA is collaborating closely with the Spanish authorities investigating this incident and will be providing a further update as soon as more information becomes available.
An earlier statement from Catalonia's regional government said that one person was airlifted to hospital in Barcelona with "serious" burn injuries, and the Associated Press said that Williams had confirmed that this person was one of their staff.

The Williams team also released a statement about the fire, and confirmed that the blaze had originated in the fuel area.

"The team, the fire services and the police are working together to determine the root cause of the fire and an update statement will be released in due course," said the press notice. "The Williams F1 Team would like to thank all of the teams and the FIA for their support in today's incident."

Among Caterham employees affected by the fire, three had respiratory issues from smoke inhalation and one had a minor hand injury, reported to be a fractured thumb.


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