Red Bull to study pit-stops for Hungary
9 July 2013 – Red Bull will assess its pit-stop procedures ahead of the upcoming Hungarian Grand Prix, with the Milton Keynes-based outfit eager to eradicate human errors after Mark Webber's car was released without a wheel at the Nürburgring last weekend.
The incident, which led to FOM (Formula One Management) cameraman Paul Allen being struck on the back by the right-rear tyre, arose after a button was mistakenly pushed by a mechanic, therefore leading to Webber receiving a signal to leave.
"In the next pit-stops we played it safe and told the mechanics to make sure the tyres were mounted on correctly, even if that meant that a pit-stop would take around a second longer. Despite this we continued to perform the fastest pit-stops."
Marko added that a Red Bull team member went to visit Allen at Koblenz Hospital after the race had finished, presenting him with a poster signed by the mechanics.
"One of our members visited the hospital on Sunday to give him a poster that was signed by all the mechanics," said Marko. "He's one of those English blokes who has been around for ages. He was full of positive energy; he said he knew about the risks and that we don't need to worry about him. He’s confident he will return for Budapest."