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Brawn, Domenicali among members of new FIA Accident Panel

FIA

20 Oct 2014

Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has confirmed the make-up of its new Accident Panel, which will look into the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi’s crash in the Japanese Grand Prix.

The group, which includes former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn and ex-Ferrari counterpart Stefano Domenicali, will carry out a full review of the accident to gain a better understanding of what happened, and will propose new measures to reinforce safety at circuits.

The work of the group will start this week and a full presentation of its findings will be made to FIA President Jean Todt at the next meeting of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council in December in Doha, Qatar.

Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Japan after he lost control of his Marussia in wet conditions late in the Suzuka race and collided with a recovery vehicle.

Composition of the FIA Accident Panel:

Presidency

Peter Wright, President of the FIA Safety Commission

Members

Ross Brawn, former team principal of the Mercedes and Brawn F1 teams and former F1 technical director with Ferrari

Stefano Domenicali, former Ferrari F1 team principal

Gerd Ennser, FIA Chief Stewards’ representative

Emerson Fittipaldi, President of the FIA Drivers’ Commission, F1 Steward

Eduardo de Freitas, WEC Race Director

Roger Peart, President of the FIA Circuits Commission, President of the ASN of Canada, F1 Steward

Antonio Rigozzi, Advocate, Judge at the International Court of Appeal of the FIA co-opted by the teams

Gerard Saillant, President of the FIA Institute and President of the FIA Medical Commission

Alex Wurz, President of the GPDA, drivers’ representative