DECEMBER 14, 1998
San Marino is on
THE San Marino Grand Prix has been confirmed on the 1999 Formula 1 calendar following talks between FIA President Max Mosley, Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo and the Italian Minister of Justice.
The Italian government was asked to exclude dangerous sport from criminal law in June 1997 after the Association of European National Olympic Committees held a symposium on the matter. Nothing happened and the FIA decided to make the Imola race provisional in order to force the issue.
At the moment whenever F1 teams race in Italy they are leaving themselves open to criminal charges in the event of an accident in which a driver is killed. This happened to members of the Williams team and to race organizers after AyrtonÊSenna died at Imola in 1994.