After yesterday’s fire which occurred in the team’s garage after the Formula 1 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, Williams F1 Team has issued a statement saying it can confirm that two more team members have now been released from hospital and have returned home having received treatment for smoke inhalation. One member of the team was first released yesterday after being examined yesterday.
One member of the team remains in hospital in Spain having suffered burns in the incident. 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, assures the team.
Investigations into the cause of the fire are on-going in collaboration with the FIA and local authorities.
Sir Frank Williams, Team Principal of the Williams F1 Team, said, “I was pleased to welcome back to the factory the majority of our team this morning. One of our people remains in Spain for further medical assistance, but we are all looking forward to his imminent return. Everyone at Williams F1 is extremely relieved that this event was contained as quickly as it was and the damage which occurred was, relatively speaking, limited in its nature. While the incident was unexpected and definitely most undesirable, it has demonstrated the genuine cohesiveness, camaraderie and spirit of co-operation that exists within the Formula One paddock. The astonishing response from the teams and other paddock personnel was immediate, unconditional and overwhelming.”