Ross Brawn, Stefano Domenicali on Jules Bianchi accident panel

Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali and ex-Mercedes principal Ross Brawn will be part of a panel reviewing Formula One safety in the wake of Jules Bianchi`s Japanese Grand Prix accident, the sport`s governing body said on Monday.

Reuters| Last Updated: Oct 20, 2014, 23:26 PM IST
Ross Brawn, Stefano Domenicali on Jules Bianchi accident panel

London: Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali and ex-Mercedes principal Ross Brawn will be part of a panel reviewing Formula One safety in the wake of Jules Bianchi`s Japanese Grand Prix accident, the sport`s governing body said on Monday.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said an accident panel had been set up to carry out a full review of the Oct. 5 crash at Suzuka to gain a better understanding of what happened.

Part of its brief will be to propose new measures to reinforce safety at circuits, with work starting this week and a full presentation to be made on Dec. 3 at a World Motor Sport Council meeting in Doha.

The panel will be chaired by Peter Wright, president of the FIA Safety Commission.

Other panel members include Brazil`s double world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, FIA medical commission president Gerard Saillant, and Grand Prix Drivers` Association president Alex Wurz.

Bianchi remains in a critical condition in a Japanese hospital after his Marussia skidded off a wet track in fading light and into a tractor that was removing Adrian Sutil`s crashed Sauber.

The accident is the most serious involving a Formula One driver during a grand prix weekend since the death of triple champion Ayrton Senna in 1994. 

FIA race director Charlie Whiting told reporters at a Russian Grand Prix briefing on Oct 10 that measures being considered included automatic speed limits when yellow warning flags are waved and `skirts` for recovery tractors.