Cold water poured on F1 rumours

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 November, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 November, 1994, 12:00am

INTERNATIONAL motorsport's senior safety officer John Corsmit admitted he was as confused as everybody else over persistent rumours that Michael Schumacher may be stripped of his world Formula One title after a crash with Damon Hill in the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide, writes Bruce Macdonald.

Corsmit who is in the Portuguese enclave as the meeting's safety officer was also on duty in Adelaide.

'I saw the incident like everybody else and spoke to the race stewards after the meeting,' he said yesterday.

'Nobody from the FIA has approached me over the incident,' he added.

Corsmit said simple arithmetic made it clear that even if Schumacher was disqualified from the race he would still hold a one-point lead over Hill.

'Personally I really can't see what the FIA can do now. The championship is over and Schumacher is the champion.'