Found July 08, 2013 on
A scary sight at Sunday's German Grand Prix as Red Bull's Mark Webber had trouble in the pits and a loose tire rolled down pit lane striking a cameraman. It happened after Webber's first stop when the team had trouble with the right rear tire change. Webber left too early and the wheel came off, rolling down pit lane and into the back of an unsuspecting cameraman filming Webber's exit.
According to Sky Sports, the cameraman Paul Allen suffered a broken collarbone and broken ribs due to the incident. He never lost consciousness and was transported to a local hospital. Thankfully Allen didn't suffer worse injuries because this was a frightening incident that shows the dangers of racing aren't restricted to the men and women on track.
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It seems that no one gave the cameraman the memo that there was a flying tire rolling directly at his head. Mark Webber turned into the pit lane for a tire change and took off before his right rear tire was fully attached. The tire flew off and bounded down the pit before colliding with a cameraman. The cameraman suffered a concussion and is experiencing chest pain, according to...
A scary incident took place at the Saturday's Formula One Grand Prix race in Germany as a cameraman was knocked over by a bouncing tire that came loose from the car of Mark Webber just as he was leaving pit row.
Webber had his tires replaced, but left the pit before one of his tires was secured back on his vehicle. The tire spun off Webber's car and rolled down pit row...
Oh, this isn't good. And since we spent a large part of our career lugging around a camera, it makes us wince to see this.
Check out this video of driver Mark Webber's pit stop during Sunday mornings German Grand Prix. Everything looks routine and Webber speeds away. Only problem--one of his tires was loose and it went flying down pit road.
The rogue tire bounces and...
The German Grand Prix saw a very scary scene this weekend which included a rogue tire taking out a nearby cameraman. Mark Webber came in for his first pit stop of the race and was let out of the pit a bit too early as his rear right tire wasn’t fully bolted in. As Webber sped off the tire flew off and crushed a cameraman who was standing near. According to SKY Sports, FOM cameraman...
Formula One driver Mark Webber loses tire which bowls down cameraman Paul Allen. [SportsGrid]
Result was chest and back pain plus a concussion.
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