Bruni - 'I'm fine' after blaze
13 September 2004 – Gianmaria Bruni emerged without serious injuries from a spectacular pitlane fire at the Monza circuit on Sunday. The young Minardi driver was in for pit service when about a litre of fuel spilled from the hose and briefly erupted in flame. "Everyone's ok," a team spokesman told us.
He said 'Gimmi', though, inhaled fumes from the fire extinguisher, and could not breathe properly for a few minutes. "Some of the fire stuff got into my helmet," Bruni, 22, explained, "and I couldn't breathe - but I'm totally fine now."
Boss Paul Stoddart said Minardi would 'investigate' the leak.