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McLaren offer to lend a hand as Williams recover from fire // The Williams team return home as McLaren offer help

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The Williams team are beginning the road to recovery after a massive fire in the paddock after yesterday’s Spanish Grand Prix. Team members have been released from hospital after treatment for smoke inhalation, with just one remaining behind suffering from burns - although he should be able to return home soon.

Reuters report that a spokesperson from McLaren has offered the team their help, saying they will “replace whatever damaged equipment Williams might need to go racing in Monaco next week.”

Meanwhile, team boss Frank Williams spoke of his gratitude to the teams who helped in the paddock, saying: “Everyone at Williams F1 is extremely relieved that this event was contained as quickly as it was and the damage which occurred was, relatively speaking, limited in its nature.

"While the incident was unexpected and definitely most undesirable, it has demonstrated the genuine cohesiveness, camaraderie and spirit of co-operation that exists within the Formula One paddock. The astonishing response from the teams and other paddock personnel was immediate, unconditional and overwhelming.”