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PostSubject: Media banned from pit lanes following safety concerns   Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:22 am


The FIA has banned media and 'non-essential personnel' from Grand Prix pit lanes after a cameraman was injured at last Sunday's German Grand Prix.
A loose wheel from the car of Red Bull's Mark Webber struck cameraman Paul Allen, breaking his collarbone.
The ban, issued by Formula 1's ruling body, covers "anyone other than event marshals and team personnel".

On Monday, F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone said that cameramen would only be allowed to film from the pit lane wall.
Other media will also be kept out of the pit lane, with the FIA saying in a statement: "Access for approved media will be confined to the pit wall."
Sunday's incident occurred as Red Bull driver Webber was leaving the pits following a tyre change that had taken longer than usual.
The Australian was released without the right rear wheel being properly secured and after it came free of the car it bounced into Allen, striking the Briton from behind.
The FIA also announced that it will seek an immediate change to regulations so that all team personnel working on cars during pit stops wear head protection, and that the speed limit in the pits is reduced from 100 kmh to 80 kmh.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/23249596




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what the FIA should do is do something to the cars so that the wheels cannot come off, the tires should be fixed on correctly in the pits, there really is no excuse, i think they should have a look at the pit procedure & also have in place a system where if a tire falls off the car because it has not been put on correctly then the person who put the tire on is banned from being a pit mechanic, the team is fined one million euros & there is a ten point constructors deduction, i also think that maybe a minimum time limit in the pits in put in place, the car has to be on the jacks for at least five seconds.

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PostSubject: Re: Media banned from pit lanes following safety concerns   Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:54 am

There should be less people in the pitlane. It's stupid that there's still 20 plus people in a pit crew. There should be 5 or 7 and no more.
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PostSubject: Re: Media banned from pit lanes following safety concerns   Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:00 pm

The pitstops have become amazing to watch, but on the other hand, the crews under immense pressure as well. Red Bull has the fastest pitstops, but these are only human beings – and eventually they will crack.

I would advocate slightly slower pitstops in the five second region. It might not sound like much, but it would alleviate some stress of the crews.

Ultimately, though, we really need more Safety Car periods. Initial analysis shows that if there were more Safety Car periods and double-file restarts, there would be no pitlane danger whatsoever.


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PostSubject: Re: Media banned from pit lanes following safety concerns   Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:51 am

I'd like to see pitstops 1 minute long thats pit in to pitout. That would give them plenty of time for safety. And at least one mandatory safety car period in ever 25 lap period.
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PostSubject: Re: Media banned from pit lanes following safety concerns   Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:16 am

I hope the WEC doesn't go down the same road , pit lane pictures makes the races.cat cat cat cat 
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PostSubject: Re: Media banned from pit lanes following safety concerns   Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:17 am

Jeremy Aardvark wrote:
I'd like to see pitstops 1 minute long thats pit in to pitout. That would give them plenty of time for safety. And at least one mandatory safety car period in ever 25 lap period.
less pit crew to change wheels etc, would make pit stops safer.
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PostSubject: Re: Media banned from pit lanes following safety concerns   Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:30 am

Cornish Pirate 7 wrote:
Jeremy Aardvark wrote:
I'd like to see pitstops 1 minute long thats pit in to pitout. That would give them plenty of time for safety. And at least one mandatory safety car period in ever 25 lap period.
less pit crew to change wheels  etc, would make pit stops safer.

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