Tuesday September 12th, 2000
The Jordan Grand Prix team said
on Tuesday that the Italian magistrates investigating the
multi-car pile-up at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza had
released their cars.
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Jarno Trulli were involved
in the collision last Sunday at the La Roggia chicane which
resulted in the death of fire marshal Paolo Gislimberti, who was
hit by flying debris.
Investigators retained the two Mugen-Honda-powered cars
along with Rubens Barrichello's Ferrari, David Coulthard's
McLaren and Pedro de la Rosa's Arrows.
Dr Salvatore Bellomo, the acting prosecutor, examined all
five cars yesterday and has now released them.
A statement from Jordan said: "The two Jordan EJ10's, which
together with the other cars involved in Sunday's incident were
impounded after the race, have been released back to the team
and are now en-route back to Jordan Silverstone factory."
The team now plans to repair the two cars in time for the
United States Grand Prix in two weeks time. But they have also
prepared two other race chassis.