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Christian Horner: Our main concern today is knowing that the cameraman is okay

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richard

July 07, 2013 9:52 PM

joat. you try chngig a wheel in 2.5 secs! occasionally something goes wrong, and as faras I can remember, thi might be the first time it has happened to them. wouldn't call it stupid. unfortunate maybe, but certainly not stupid

FreeJack

July 08, 2013 8:35 AM

Usually, the Red Bull pit crew is phenomenally fast at their stops and they don't have issues like this. I just can't help my gut impulse that they're messing with Webber, knowing that he doesn't intend to come back next season. He was in the hunt at this point in the race, and they blew his race for him. They may not have intended for anyone to get hurt by something like this, but the comment that they "need to find out what went wrong" is really a head-scratcher. Pretty clear to all involved what went wrong...the wheel didn't get bolted on.

omah1975

July 08, 2013 11:09 AM

I agree with FreeJack about Webber, it reminds me of the year Schumacher broke his leg at Silverstone and Eddie Irvine became team leader, Ferrari did everything they could to prevent him becoming World Champion just because he wasn't Schumacher.

Yes Yes Yes Leave Me Alone

July 08, 2013 11:53 AM

Shocking that this can and does happen pretty regularly in F1 (at least pit stop problems do...)

The teams are under too much pressure to achieve a 2-second stop that simple checks/procedures are not being done - a few times in the German GP i noticed the 'traffic light' go green just before the mechanic had their hands out of the way - in Red Bull's case not once did the mechanic involved signal he had finished, he was still fiddling with the tyre and couldn't believe it when the car started to move - who controls the green light to tell the car to move?!

There should be a minimum stop time or something, I think the pedulum between safety and speed has swung too far away from safety.

richard

July 08, 2013 1:12 PM

freejack and yes yes...

for goodness sake, do you really believe that someone would deliberately have a problem in putting a wheel nut on, to handicap a driver? even the wheel man tried to stop webber going. if you were kids, I would say "grow up" ! if you believe it, then pray tell who was it that put sand in sebs gearbox at Silverstone? webber????

walrus909

July 08, 2013 2:41 PM

I watched it the (overhead replay) over and over in super slow motion. The rear jack man that dropped the car was only a three or four feet from a wheel man that was obviously still working furiously.

I don't know if it was tunnel vision from his helmet, instructions to only watch the lollypop or what, but I wear a a full face helmet every day and he was back far enough to see all that activity in his peripheral.

The whole episode is totally inexcusable for people who practice and do this for wages

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