Williams lawyer confident over Senna trial

The lawyer who has represented the Williams Formula 1 team in previous trials concerning the death of Ayrton Senna at Imola in 1994, Roberto Causo, has said he is unconcerned by the decision of the Italian Supreme Court to reopen the case

Williams lawyer confident over Senna trial

Speaking to Italian daily newspaper Gazetta dello Sport, Causo says he is confident that the previous decision of the appeal court, to acquit technical director Patrick Head and former designer Adrian Newey, will stand.

"This holds importance in terms of formalities but in reality it changes nothing," said Causo. "We are calm. We won the other two trials and I don't see why we should fear losing the third."

Prosecutor Maurizio Passarini claimed that a modification, requested by Senna, to his car's steering column had fatigued and partially failed as he rounded the ultra-fast Tamburello bend at 195mph, causing the fatal crash. But the appeal court judge ruled that the prosecution failed to prove its case because of a lack of new evidence.

The new appeal process is expected to be heard before the end of the year.

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