NOVEMBER 3, 1997
In court in Imola
Both Patrick Head and Adrian Newey declined to answer questions from investigators and indicated that they would present written statements to the court at a later date. Both considered that there was little to be gained from questions from the defense.
Williams did face the prosecutors and argued that he has always believed that the car did not leave the road because of a steering failure. He told reporters outside the court that the reason for the accident may never be known. Williams said that tests on the steering wheel done after the accident indicated that the steering column was not to blame.
The trial is due to continue for another month and a verdict is expected in December.