Investigation launched into Williams pit-lane fire

Team members are dragged from the Williams garage after a blaze broke out Credit: PA

A full investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire that turned Williams' Spanish Grand Prix victory celebrations sour.

The FIA have confirmed in a statement that 31 team members were seen by circuit medical centre staff, the majority for smoke inhalation, with 24 released.

Seven, however, were transferred to a variety of local hospitals for treatment, one team member in particular for severe burns, understood to be to 40% of his body.

Pastor Maldonado took the chequered flag to give Williams their first taste of success for 132 races, their last back in Brazil in 2004, and becoming the first Venezuelan to win in F1 history.