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.
At least four major publications believe there are “growing concerns” about the health condition of seriously injured F1 driver Jules Bianchi.
Red Bull is now ready to rethink its approach to team orders for the last handful of races in 2014.
As recently as days ago, the reigning champion team had insisted that Daniel Ricciardo, the highest placed non-Mercedes driver in the championship, would nonetheless not be getting preferential treatment alongside Sebastian Vettel.
2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix – Marussia withdraws Bianchi’s car in Russia
“Professor Saillant and the Italian specialist who came at the request of Ferrari are cooperating fully with the local doctors” – Philippe Bianchi.
Five days after Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening crash at Suzuka, there is “no significant change” in his health condition, father Philippe has revealed. Bianchi’s father was speaking on Thursday to the French daily Nice-Matin, adding that the messages of support from the F1 paddock and around the world have been encouraging to the family.
Bernie Ecclestone has argued consistently that F1’s first visit to Russia should not be mixed with the country’s political situation.
F1 has made the 8,000 kilometre trek from Suzuka to the all-new Sochi Autodrom, but many are not in the mood to celebrate the sport’s latest destination. That is not just because the Russian grand prix is controversial in the shadow of the Ukraine conflict, with president Vladimir Putin slated to attend.