Brawn, Domenicali join FIA accident panel

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

Ross-Brawn-Stefano-DemenicaliFormer Mercedes and Ferrari team principals Ross Brawn and Stefano Domenicali are among a group of senior motorsport members which have joined an FIA Accident Panel, which will investigate Jules Bianchi's crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital, 15 days after he sustained a diffuse axonal injury at Suzuka. The FIA is pushing on with its investigation and is adamant that lessons must be learned.

It has therefore formed an Accident Panel, which will look into the causes of Bianchi's crash and will recommend any potential changes to the FIA at the next meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, which takes place in Qatar in December.

FIA Safety Commission Peter Wright will lead the investigation.

The full panel line-up is as follows:


  • Peter Wright, President of the Safety Commission


  • Ross Brawn, former Team Principal of Mercedes, Brawn Grand Prix and former Technical Director of Scuderia Ferrari
  • Stefano Domenicali, former Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari
  • Gerd Ennser, Chief Stewards’ representative
  • Emerson Fittipaldi, President of the FIA Drivers’ Commission, F1 Steward
  • Eduardo de Freitas, World Endurance Championship Race Director
  • Roger Peart, President of the Circuits Commission, President of the ASN of Canada, F1 Steward
  • Antonio Rigozzi, Advocate, Judge at the International Court of Appeal of the FIA co-opted by the teams
  • Gérard Saillant, President of the FIA Institute and President of the Medical Commission
  • Alex Wurz, President of the GPDA, drivers’ representative

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