Investigators release GP crash cars

2000-09-12 19:32

Monza, Italy - Investigators on Tuesday released the last of five Formula One cars impounded in an inquiry into this weekend's Italian Grand Prix pileup that killed a race volunteer.

The McClaren-Mercedes car driven by David Coulthard was returned on Tuesday, a day after the other four cars were released.

Monza prosecutor Salvatore Bellomo had ordered an inspection of the cars and crash site, as well as an autopsy on 33-year old volunteer, Paolo Ghislimberti, killed by flying debris.

Results of the autopsy released on Tuesday afternoon said the death was caused by head trauma.

Bellomo has also questioned drivers from Jordan, Ferrari, McLaren-Mercedes and Arrows, the teams involved in the crash.

Italian sports dailies on Tuesday published photographs, freeze frames taken off TV footage, of the moments after the initial collision of the Jordan and Ferrari cars. They show an airborne tire which is believed to have struck Ghislimberti as he watched the race from the guardrail. - Sapa-AP