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FIA announce formation of brand new Accident Panel // The group will investigate Bianchi's Japan accident

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FIA announce formation of brand new Accident Panel
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Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, has revealed a new group set to investigate the accident during the Japanese Grand Prix that has left Jules Bianchi fighting for his life in hospital. They are called the FIA Accident Panel has been put together over the last few days and they will focus on this one accident.

The FIA states: “The group will carry out a full review 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.” Their findings will be presented to the World Motor Sport Council at their next meeting in December.

The group is presided over by Peter Wright, who is President of the Safety Commission for the FIA. It also includes well known names like Ross Brawn, Stefano Domenicali, Emerson Fittipaldi and Alex Wurz plus representatives for the International Court of Appeal, the Medical Commission, and the Circuits commission.

The raft of names is an impressive one, and signals the start of what will likely be a very detailed look at what happened in Suzuka.