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Webber asks the FIA to consider Spain run-off areas // As Director of the GPDA, Mark discusses Heikki's crash

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Webber asks the FIA to consider Spain run-off areas
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This is F1Minute for the 30th April 2008.

Mark Webber has been talking about Kovalainen’s crash in Spain this past weekend, in his capacity as director of the GPDA. Webber says that the run off area on that particular turn is not big enough and needs to be looked at by the FIA. He mentioned the fact that Sébastien Bourdais also had a crash there in testing the previous week, although that was much less severe.

The FIA have today announced that their safety experts are looking into the crash, particularly from the angle that it took doctors a relatively long time to reach Kovalainen. The FIA have said they will be conducting a detailed analysis of the accident data but it is too early for any official comment just yet.

In aero news today, BMW’s technical director Willy Rampf has said that the team will be testing a version of the Ferrari nose hole in the wind tunnels to see if it will benefit them. And Renault believe they have already made significant improvements, as Pat Symonds said the gap may still be big to Ferrari, but the team have gained at least three tenths on their past performance.

That’s all for today, please join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.