Senna's Death Trial

The Verdict

16 December 1997 The six people on trial for the death of Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna have all been found not guilty of his death. They are: Frank Williams, Patrick Head and Adrian Newey (the two technicians of the Williams team who had designed and carried out the modifications to the steering column), Roland Bruynseraede (the FIA inspector who had approved the Imola track for racing), Federico Bendinelli and Giorgio Poggi (members of the management of the Imola circuit).

Three years after the death of Senna the trial is over. The trial ran from February and has generated lots of attention and harsh controversy, including a threat from members of FIA to exclude the Italian circuits from hosting F1 GPs and all other types of motor racing competitions over which FIA have control.

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