F1's pitlane ban: missing the point?

F1's pitlane ban: missing the point?

F1's media pitlane ban was billed as a safety measure, but Dieter Rencken argues it both misses the main causes and threatens to impinge on journalistic freedom within the sport

It's a sobering thought that the last three deaths during a grand prix weekend all involved marshals, with two of those – Paolo Ghislimberti, Monza 2000, and Graham Beveridge, Melbourne 2001 – being killed by flying wheels during accidents. In Australia, seven spectators were also injured.

In the latest incident Mark Robinson succumbed to injuries suffered in a freak incident when he fell in front of an extraction vehicle while recovering a stricken Formula 1 car in Montreal a month ago.

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