F1 » Pitlane clampdown confirmed by FIA

The FIA confirms a clampdown on the pit lane rules following the incident in the German Grand Prix that left a cameraman injured

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July 10, 2013 11:21 AM

Gary Anderson has a sensible column on the BBC F1 site where he argues that slowing down the pit stops by reducing the team members involved would help.
When the stop lasts 2.5 seconds it's physically impossible for the lollypop man to know with certainty that all has gone well.
2 people per wheel, 2 jack men and the lollypop man would almost half the number of people currently in the pit lane. So what if the stop takes 5 seconds it would be the same for everyone.


July 10, 2013 11:57 AM
Last Edited 942 days ago

People without the right gear on should never have been there in the first place.

I think they also need to do something about this unsafe release, two cars colliding and taking several mechanics out is another inccident waiting to happen.


July 10, 2013 1:08 PM

ty. the problem was that the wheelgun that has a microswitch to turn the lights green, malfunctioned allowing the lights to show the ok, when the wheelman was still trying to refasten the nut (oops, shouldn't say that...kiwi will not be happy).
but I do agree that there are far too many working on the car. but Bernie wants to see a pit competition ,its good for tv! some series use a fixed time for a pit stop, and/or a max of so many on a car. in a way, that makes sense. if all cars have to make a stop, under current rules, does it really matter if all cars take a fixed 30 secs, or unfixed 2.7 secs? it all evens out in the end!


July 10, 2013 2:27 PM

Yes i also liked Gary Anderson's column also very interesting regards the safety issues. Gary Anderson for me has the 2nd best column on the bbcf1 site. But the Red Arrows guy is just tops what an article.


July 10, 2013 7:37 PM
Last Edited 942 days ago

maybe if race direction actually penalized the people during the races instead of the paltry fines ... but wait, the rule makers need to get paid too, what am I thinking ... sheesh, MORE RULES !!!, because stupid idiots who are the least productive in this world need jobs too, telling other people what to do.

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