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Williams team members released from hospital

Two members of the Williams team head back to the UK after leaving hospital in Spain
Williams has confirmed that two team members who were taken to hospital after the garage fire at Catalunya have been released to return home.

The pair were treated for smoke inhalation following the incident, which occurred while the team was packing up after the Spanish Grand Prix, and have now returned to the UK after treatment.

One team member remains in hospital having suffered burns, but is stable and expected to return to the UK for further medical care within the next 48 hours.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing.

“I was pleased to welcome back to the factory the majority of our team this morning,” team boss Sir Frank Williams said. “One of our people remains in Spain for further medical assistance, but we are all looking forward to his imminent return.

“Everyone at Williams F1 is extremely relieved that this event was contained as quickly as it was and the damage which occurred was, relatively speaking, limited in its nature. While the incident was unexpected and definitely most undesirable, it has demonstrated the genuine cohesiveness, camaraderie and spirit of co-operation that exists within the Formula One paddock.

“The astonishing response from the teams and other paddock personnel was immediate, unconditional and overwhelming.”




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stuart - Unregistered

May 14, 2012 9:10 PM

Wise words. And a great show of camaraderie. Shows us that no matter what the powers-that-be the F1 teams are full of really decent people. Thumbs up to all.



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