Mark Webber's right rear wheel comes loose, strikes cameraman during 2013 German Grand PrixEnlarge Photo
The Grand Prix of Germany this weekend was somewhat less eventful than recent races on the F1 calendar, but for one Formula One Management (FOM) cameraman, it was nearly fatal.
An incident occurring during the first round of pit stops during Sunday's Grand Prix at the Nürburgring saw Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber released from his pit box with the right rear wheel not secured.
The wheel immediately left the vehicle with considerable forward speed, narrowly missing mechanics at the nearby Lotus pits before striking the pit lane cameraman.
The cameraman, Paul Allen, suffered several broken ribs and a broken collarbone, but is otherwise well, classified in stable condition. Red Bull was fined €30,000 (about $38,500) for the incident.
Red Bull F1 boss Christian Horner suggested new safety gear requirements for pit lane-authorized non-team personnel might be in order, according to Speed TV.