Williams welcome home team members after fire 14 May 2012
Following Sundays dramatic fire in the Williams garage after the Spanish Grand Prix, the team have confirmed that a further two team members have now been released from hospital and have returned home after receiving treatment for smoke inhalation.
One Williams staff member remains in hospital in Spain having suffered burns in the incident. He is stable and will return to the UK within the next 48 hours to receive further medical care. His family are in constant communication and he is in good spirits.
I was pleased to welcome back to the factory the majority of our team this morning, said team principal Sir Frank Williams. One of our people remains in Spain for further medical assistance, but we are all looking forward to his imminent return.
The team thanked everyone for their good wishes and support over the past 24 hours, as investigations into the cause of the fire continue in collaboration with the FIA and local authorities.
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, added Williams.
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.