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Act in haste, repent at leisure – unsafe releases in F1

We’re now pretty much exactly one year on from last season’s German Grand Prix, that time at the Nurburgring. And perhaps by far one incident from that particular race most sticks in the memory. Not for positive reasons either. Mark Webber pitted for the first time, and upon being released by his crew back into the action one of his rear wheels was not attached, and even at the low, artificially-limited, speed the torque upon his leaving the box was sufficient to fire the wheel down the crowded pit lane like a bouncing bomb, and it hit the back of the head of a FOM cameraman by the name of Paul Allen. All this too took place under the merciless gaze of the live TV international...
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