Motor Racing: Berger runs rule over Monza

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The Independent Online
GERHARD BERGER, the Ferrari driver, will inspect the circuit at Monza today to assess its safety as arguments about whether the Italian Grand Prix will take place rumble on.

Italy's Motor Sports Federation (CSAI) called off the race last Friday after the International Automobile Federation (FIA) amended safety measures it originally proposed, following the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Berger's fellow Austrian Roland Ratzenberger in May.

But the Italian government then asked the Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA), which Berger represents, to check if safety conditions at the Monza track were sufficient for the race to go ahead after all on 11 September.

Berger, a member of the safety group set up after the deaths of the two drivers at the San Marino Grand Prix, inspected the Monza track last month and suggested modifications.