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F1 extends media pitlane clampdown to all sessions

  • Published on 11 Jul 2013 11:00
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
F1 authorities have clamped down even harder on pitlane safety protocols, in the wake of the Nurburgring incident. After a television cameraman for Bernie Ecclestone's FOM operation was hospitalised by Mark Webber's stray wheel after a pitstop last Sunday, the FIA announced that media will be banned from the pitlane during races and qualifying.

And it now emerges that FOM has extended that ban to free practice, meaning that pit reporters will no longer be free to stalk pitlane for coverage and information during sessions. The British broadcaster Sky confirmed that it has been told of the "all-new guidelines" by FOM ahead of the forthcoming Hungarian grand prix. "Safety remains a prime concern and we are sure that, whilst the new regulations will mean certain changes to pitlane protocols, we are confident that our coverage will not be affected," Sky added in a statement. (GMM)

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