One Williams member remains in hospital
15 May 2012 – Sir Frank Williams has thanked the entire Formula 1 community, which together helped to recover the situation when his team’s garage caught fire in Barcelona on Sunday. The cause of the huge blaze remains unknown as investigations continue.
The Oxfordshire squad has confirmed that Spanish authorities continue to investigate the root of the inferno and that a further two team members have been released from hospital in Spain. One remains, having suffered burns; according to a statement, ‘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,” says Team Principal Williams. “One of our people remains in Spain for further medical assistance, but we are all looking forward to his imminent return.
Also in the burning garage was Bruno Senna’s car, which had retired from the race following his collision with Michael Schumacher. It remains to be seen how much of the chassis is salvageable, but it is not believed to be acutely damaged.