F1 relaxes ban on television camera crews
25 July 2013 – The complete ban on television camera crews and reporters operating in the pit lane has been relaxed, it was confirmed at the Hungaroring on Thursday afternoon.
After an FOM cameraman was injured by a loose wheel at the German Grand Prix, a weekend ban was issued from Hungary onwards. But live broadcasters will now be permitted to deploy one cameraman and reporter during free practice sessions.
Only official broadcaster FOM will be given access to the pit lane for qualifying sessions and the race, and all camera crews must be stationed on the pit wall.
The number of journalists and photographers allowed in the pit lane has also been restricted, with governing body the FIA, which controls the accreditation process, announcing that it will make 25 passes available ahead of each practice session.