F1’s grid may have shrunk to just 18 cars by the time of the US grand prix next weekend.
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A group of well-known F1 names will work with the sport’s governing body to investigate the crash of seriously injured driver Jules Bianchi.
It is already known that new processes for yellow flag periods, and safety skirts for recovery vehicles, will be looked into by the newly-formed ‘accident panel’ instigated by FIA president Jean Todt.
F1’s governing body has formed an ‘accident panel’ in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s life threatening crash.
The news, confirmed in a letter from the FIA to “all F1 teams” this week, follows Marussia angrily hitting back at media reports the team and its French driver were to blame for Bianchi’s crash into a recovery vehicle at Suzuka 11 days ago.
Luca di Montezemolo has hit back at suggestions he was ousted as Ferrari president because of the Italian team’s struggles.
“A lack of results?” the 67-year-old, who was replaced by Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne on Monday, reportedly told Italian television Rai on Wednesday. “Remember that since 1999 we won 14 titles in 15 years.
The fifth round of the World Endurance Championship has taken place at the Fuji circuit, in front of a crowd of over 50,000 spectators.
At least four major publications believe there are “growing concerns” about the health condition of seriously injured F1 driver Jules Bianchi.
F1 is considering a couple of rule changes in response to Jules Bianchi’s serious crash at Suzuka last weekend.
The most significant is that, when double yellow flags are being waved, drivers may have their pitlane speed limiters automatically triggered. It would have the twofold benefit of not only preventing the sort of accident that sent Bianchi off the track, but ensuring that every driver is equally disadvantaged by caution zones.
Here in Fuji everyone is thinking of Jules Bianchi, also in Japan, as he fights his most important battle.
“We are all with you” is the sentiment expressed by everyone from the Ferrari teams tackling the fifth round of the World Endurance Championship. All the drivers in the Fuji 6 Hours will take to the track bearing this special message to the Ferrari Driver Academy youngster.
2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix – Marussia withdraws Bianchi’s car in Russia