FIA will consider if kerb changes are needed after Gelael injury | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: FIA race director Michael Masi says it will look into whether changes to kerbs are needed following the injury sustained by Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael in last weekend’s race at the Circuit de Catalunya.

What they say

Gelael suffered a fractured vertebra following the crash in Saturday’s feature race. Masi said the kerb Gelael hit is safe, but the accident will be studied to identify possible areas for improvement.

They absolutely are fit for use and safe. From an FIA perspective, safety is something that we’re obviously continually evaluating. Circuit design solutions and so forth.

This is no different to any other [incident]. We’ll have a look at the details of the incident together with our safety department gathering all the footage, all of the available data, and then come to make [a deciion]. If there’s amendments required, then we’ll make those.

It’s fullness of time, it’s not a knee-jerk reaction at all, but certainly something that we’re looking into, the true causes of the whole picture.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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