Brawn, Domenicali join F1 accident panel to look into Bianchi crash

Former Formula 1 team bosses Ross Brawn and Stefano Domenicali, plus GPDA president Alex Wurz, have joined the FIA Accident Panel that will investigate Jules Bianchi's Japanese Grand Prix crash

Brawn, Domenicali join F1 accident panel to look into Bianchi crash

While Bianchi remains in a critical condition in hospital following his collision with a recovery vehicle at Suzuka, the FIA has pushed on in making clear that lessons must be learned from what happened.

FIA president Jean Todt said: "We will learn from what has happened, because we cannot be facing such a situation again."

In a bid to ensure the governing body's analysis is thorough, an Accident Panel has been created.

Its members include Brawn, Domenicali, Emerson Fittipaldi and Wurz.

Led by Peter Wright, who is president of the FIA's Safety Commission, the panel will spend the next few weeks going over in detail the events leading up to Bianchi's crash - as well as make recommendations to ensure that there can be no repeat in the future.

A statement issued by the FIA said: "The group will carry out a full review of the accident to gain a better understanding of what happened, and will propose new measures to reinforce safety at circuits, with recommendations to be made for the FIA President."

The group will begin its work this week and a full presentation of its findings is due to be presented to the FIA's World Motor Sport Council on December 3.

The full line-up of the Accident Panel is:

President

Peter Wright, president of the Safety Commission

Members

Ross Brawn, former team principal of Mercedes, Brawn Grand Prix and former technical director of Ferrari

Stefano Domenicali, former team principal of Ferrari

Gerd Ennser, chief stewards' representative

Emerson Fittipaldi, president of the FIA drivers' commission, F1 steward

Eduardo de Freitas, WEC 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

Gerard Saillant, president of the FIA Institute and president of the Medical Commission

Alex Wurz, president of the GPDA, drivers' representative

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