HRT crew member survives terrifying incident, team finedUPDATE
A Hispania team radio engineer receives first aid after being hit by a wheel of driver Sakon Yamamoto during the Italian Grand Prix
Hispania have been fined $20,000 after Sakon Yamamoto hit a member of his own crew during a pit stop at the Italian grand prix today. Video footage showed the man, possibly a radio engineer, leaning over to fix something while the rest of the pit crew stood back. He then appeared, as Yamamoto was released, to be struck by the rear wing and tire, flung into the air and left crumpled on the ground.
09/12/10 (GMM) An HRT mechanic is not seriously injured on Sunday despite a terrifying incident during the Italian grand prix.
Video footage has emerged of a German mechanic called Marcel being thrown violently to the ground by Sakon Yamamoto's car as the Japanese left the pits at Monza.
The mechanic was adjusting Yamamoto's radio when the lollipop-man let the driver go too early.
HRT said Marcel never lost consciousness as he was taken to the medical centre.
"The situation is under control and we are waiting for more information," added the Spanish team.
More information emerged in recent minutes thanks to former HRT race driver Karun Chandhok, who visited Marcel in the medical centre.
"Marcel the radio man is talking and stable awaiting more scans," said the Indian.
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