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SENNA CRASH F1 crash FATAL SENNA CRASH SENNA IMOLA ONBOARD CRASH F1 CRASH F1 SENNA CRASH SENNA CRASH SAN MARINO F1 SENNA CRASH F1 IMOLA CRASH MOVIE TRAILER
"They" want you to believe this...
Actually made a perfect rounded hole like this?:
That´s a melted hole made by the BULLET. (See between the two YELLOW ARROWS in the VISOR, not the helmet)
Senna tape puzzle
1997 May 15
At the trial hearing on May 14, Maurizio Passarini, accused the Formula One Constructors Association (FOCA) of withholding evidence. Speaking to reporters outside the courtroom, the chief prosecutor said:
"I am certain that the pictures supplied by the FOCA are incomplete. Several details show this to be the case and I shall say so in the hearing."
He implied that he was considering bringing other charges in connection with the videotape.
During the court session the chief prosecutor made reference to the tape produced by the camera on Senna's car, which had inexplicably cut out at almost the precise moment his Williams-Renault left the track, 0.9secs prior to impact with the wall at the Tamburello curve.
He also questioned the 14 seconds of indistinct pictures and greyish lines which were apparent on the tape when the view switched from Senna's camera to Berger's.
It was at the onset of this period that the accident occurred. The explanation given for this interference, was to the effect, that the wrong button had been pressed.
It is the FOCA TV company that owns the copyright of the in-car pictures that it selects and supplies to the national television networks.
Twenty out of the twenty-six cars were carrying in-car cameras in '94 and the FOCA TV executives were able to watch four of them at any given time, the transmissions from three of these could be chosen to be relayed to the network broadcaster.
The existence of the Senna in-car videotape was originally unearthed by Roberto Cabrini, a Brazilian journalist working for TV Globo. It was subsequently shown on Brazilian television and that version of the tape ended 12.8 seconds into the fatal lap.
Information taken from Senna's on-board computer confirmed the crash had occurred 14.2 seconds into the lap, so there was a period of 1.4 seconds before the impact with the wall at Tamburello. The tape sent to the Italian authorities ends 0.9secs before impact, so the 0.5secs of new footage remains unexplained.
FOCA employees, who were manning the control truck on May 1, Alan Woolard, director; Eddie Baker, producer; and Andy James, video switcher, testified at today's hearing.
They stated that it was pure coincidence that the videotape had ended just prior to the fatal crash.
The decision to switch the camera shot coming from Senna's car to that of Japanese driver Ukyo Katayama was taken approximately 10 seconds before, as Senna was leading the race and there was nothing of interest ahead of him.
But in fact the next shot on the tape was from Gerhard Berger's car not Katayama's, the chief prosecutor said, and it too showed an empty track. "What, if I might say so, is the point of the shots if they have not been tampered with?" he asked.
The wrong button was pressed, and that action mistakenly selected pictures from the camera on Berger's car and created the interference, which explains the 14 seconds of indistinct pictures between the last shot from Senna's camera and the first from Katayama's, was the given justification.
Passarini's claims that the videotape was supplied to the Williams team 15 days after the accident, but only received by the court on September 9, was met with the reply that the request had been interpreted as being for pictures of the impact, which did not exist.
In 1994, Bernie Ecclestone was quoted as saying that Senna's in-car videotape had been sent to Frank Williams two days after the tragedy.
Ecclestone, who was originally scheduled to testify, was not present at the hearing. He will now give his evidence by means of written questions and answers, exchanged through official channels, and known as an international 'rogatoire'.
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