Barcelona – A total of 32 people were injured in the fire that broke out over the weekend in the garage of the Williams Formula One team after the Spanish Grand Prix at the Catalunya Circuit in northeastern Spain, emergency services officials said Monday.
The person sustaining the most serious injuries in Sunday's fire has burns over 15 percent of his body and is responding well to treatment.
The Emergency Medical System, or SEM, and Red Cross treated 32 people for burns and smoke inhalation after the fire in pit lane.
The Red Cross said it treated 29 people and transported seven of them to hospitals.
The 22 people treated at the track were suffering from smoke inhalation, while the other seven were taken to hospitals with burns and other injuries, the Red Cross said.
The SEM, meanwhile, said it sent two helicopters and five ambulances to the track, and three people were transported to medical facilities.
The most seriously injured person is out of danger and undergoing treatment at Vall d'Hebron Hospital, spokesmen for the Barcelona hospital told Efe Monday.
An explosion occurred in the garage while the Williams team was celebrating its Spanish Grand Prix victory, sending a plume of thick smoke over pit lane.
The fire spread to the garages of Force India and Toro Rosso.
The race was won by Pastor Maldonado, who became the first Venezuelan to win in Formula One.