McLaren have offered assistance to their Formula One rivals Williams after fire swept through the team's garage following yesterday's Spanish Grand Prix, won by Wiliams' Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado.
A McLaren spokesman said their team in England were ready to lend a hand to replace whatever damaged equipment Williams might need to make the starting grid at next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.
The blaze erupted just as team members had gathered for a victory photograph, and the team founder Frank Williams, who is in a wheelchair, was hurriedly pushed to safety, while Maldonado rescued his injured 12-year-old cousin and carried him the smoke-filled pit lane.
Seven F1 personnel were taken to hospital and a total of 31 needed medical treatment.
Frank Williams said the astonishing response from the teams and other paddock personnel was immediate, unconditional and overwhelming.