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F1 2014: FIA Institutes Accident Panel

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A few weeks after the crash that severely injured Marussia driver Jules Bianchi the FIA has instituted an accident panel.

The panel will be tasked with investigating Bianchi’s crash at the Japanese grand prix. Their investigation is expected to culminate in the proposal of potential changes at the next World Motor Sport Council meeting slated for December. The FIA has called on several experienced former members of the of the Formula 1 paddock to form part of the panel. Former Mercedes boss Ross Brawn, former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicalli and Formula 1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi are among those included.

The full panel line-up is as follows:

Presidency

Peter Wright, President of the Safety Commission

Members

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

About Natalie Le Clue

Natalie Le Clue is an F1 aficionado of the most dedicated vein. And, true to form for any F1-enamoured junkie, she readily admits to crying the first time she saw a F1 car, calling it an ‘overwhelming moment’. Natalie has won the 2010 gSport Woman In Media award, the 2015 Woman In Media Print award, and has been named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in South African Sport by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Natalie is currently serving as SAfm's F1 correspondent. Follow Natalie on Twitter @nlc27

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