F1 » Red Bull takes steps to avoid pit repeat

Red Bull keen to ensure there is no repeat of the pit incident that injured a cameraman in the German Grand Prix

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July 10, 2013 2:35 AM

Any fault or financial responsibility for the photographers injuries lie securely upon the shoulders of FOM. If the crews are required to wear safety equipment, so should every person allowed in the pits. It is a dangerous area and reasonable precautions should have been taken. Racing is dangerous and one needs to be aware of their surroundings, even in the pits. Red Bull wasn't the first, and won't be the last, to release a car before it is safe to do so. The pressure cooker that is the 2.5 second pit stop causes errors, it is just the nature of the beast.


July 10, 2013 6:50 AM

We're assuming Alonso stopped after the finish line as he was low on fuel. But there was 5 or 6 laps of pace car driving which uses less fuel. Comments were made as to why so many laps behind the pace car. Maybe Ferrari asked for it because they wouldn't have had enough fuel to finish the race which would have killed their chance to win the series. Think about it!


July 11, 2013 1:24 AM

Add to the technical regulation that each upright must have a sensor to measure the clamping load between the wheel and the hub. Include a neer field chip on each jack. Have the engine ECU kill the engine if the clamping load is not adequate when the jack is removed.

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