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Williams fire victim returns to England

Investigation into the fire remains ongoing

Last Updated: 16/05/12 1:49pm

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The one remaining Williams team member hospitalised following Sunday's fire at the Spanish GP has been flown back to England.

The 50- mechanic, whose name has not been officially released by Williams, spent two days at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital after suffering extensive burns during the blaze.

In a briefing released on Tuesday night, the Williams team confirmed that although their staff member remains in hospital 'he is in a stable condition and in good spirits and has returned to England today for further medical care.'

Investigations into the cause of the fire and the response of the fire services at the Circuit da Catalunya remain ongoing.

According to The Daily Mail, 'One paddock source claimed that by the time the fire engines made it to the track, the inferno had been extinguished thanks to the speedy and brave actions of the Williams' staff and those of the other teams who rushed to their aid.'

Williams, meanwhile, are still to determine the full extent of the damage done to their equipment during the blaze.

"The extent of the damage is still being accessed and will not become fully clear until both the cars and equipment have returned to the factory," confirmed Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan. "What is clear is that our garage IT equipment and infrastructure have been badly damaged."

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