Red Bull is confident that there will be no repeat of the pit issue that led to a cameraman being injured in the German Grand Prix when the F1 season resumes in Hungary.
A loose wheel that came away from the car of Mark Webber bounced down the pitlane before hitting FOM cameraman Paul Allen – leaving him with a fractured collarbone and broken ribs.
Speaking to Austrian TV station Servus
, Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko revealed that the team was keen to ensure the Nurburgring incident remained an unfortunate one-off and that such 'human errors' wouldn't be repeated.
"I'm sure that we will have a system in place for Budapest that excludes these kind of human errors," he said. "On every wheel gun we have a button that gets pressed to give the car the signal to drive away. As the tyre didn't stay on correctly, the mechanic tried it again with more pressure, but something happened to the wheel gun and the button got pushed. That's why Webber got the signal to leave.
"In the next pit-stops we played it safe and told the mechanics to make sure the tyres were mounted on correctly, even if that meant that a pit-stop would take around a second longer. Despite this we continued to perform the fastest pit-stops."
Marko also confirmed that a member of the Red Bull team had visited Allen in hospital after the incident to give him a poster signed by the mechanics.