F1 » Cameraman escapes serious injury after pit drama

The cameraman struck by an errant wheel during the German Grand Prix has apparently escaped without serious injury.

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July 07, 2013 3:49 PM

Richard I wouldn't exactly call this bad bruising.

It looked nasty. As with you and Sunny I hope he recuperates to be as good as gold.

"That report was subsequently amended to include a broken shoulder, cracked ribs, bruising and cuts following his transfer to hospital in nearby Koblenz".


July 07, 2013 4:53 PM

Could easily have been fatal, thank God he escaped with injuries. Best wishes for a full recovery.

Why do mechanics have to wear helmets and full safety gear in the pitlane but reporters and cameramen can be there in shorts & T shirts?


July 07, 2013 5:22 PM

The same occurs downhere Taipan. The only requirement is you must wear a Racesuit and enclosed footwear in the Pit Lane.

Teams in Pitlane must wear full racegear including helmuts but is not neccessary in the pit garage


July 07, 2013 7:04 PM

Bruising only eh?

According to F1 website he has sustained Broken collarbone, Broken ribs, a severe concussion + cuts & bruises.

Maybe the time is right to mandate that everyone in the pit lane wears full protective equipment including helmets.

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