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SBD Global/July 9, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
F1 Cameramen To Be Placed On Pit Wall After Loose Wheel Hits One At German Grand Prix
Published July 9, 2013
IN THE PITS: The London TELEGRAPH wrote McLaren Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh fears F1 "is becoming complacent." He said, "Those of us who were around 25 years ago without speed limits could smell the inherent danger. On this occasion the wheel came bouncing through the pit area and it was pretty scary. They are bloody heavy. At that speed you'd have known all about it" (TELEGRAPH, 7/8). The BBC's Gary Anderson opined the lesson of the German Grand Prix "is that Formula 1 pit stops need to be slowed down." They "have got so fast -- the top teams are routinely changing four wheels in 2.5 seconds -- that it has gone too far." I would suggest "reducing the number of people allowed to work on the pit stop" to 10. At the moment, there are about 20 (BBC, 7/8).