Accident investigation could last hours or weeks

Italian officials say the investigation into the death of a marshal in the Italian Grand Prix could be over by lunchtime on Monday or drag on for weeks

Accident investigation could last hours or weeks

Dr Salvatore Bellomo, the officiating magistrate who will run the inquiry, arrived at the Monza race circuit on Sunday night to open his investigations into the five-car pile-up in which a 30-year-old fire marshal, Paolo Ghislimberti, suffered head and chest injuries from which he died.

Under Italian law there has to be an inquiry every time there is a death or a serious injury. Officials said the inquiry will run in two phases and there could be a decision tonight on the inquiry.

But if Dr Bellomo decides there are further matters to be investigated it will run into a second stage and he could call for detailed statements from all the teams and drivers involved.

The Italian judiciary came under severe criticism as the inquiry into the death of triple champion Ayrton Senna at San Marino in 1994 rumbled on for years.


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