F1 suffers ANOTHER near-miss within the pit-lane, with McLaren star Lando Norris narrowly lacking a pedestrian in Miami… only a week after Esteban Ocon had folks blocking the monitor in Baku earlier than the race was over
- An investigation is ongoing after Lando Norris needed to swerve from a pedestrian
- It’s the second time in as many weeks F1 has had folks out throughout the race
- Norris was getting into the pits on lap 5 and was fast to keep away from the person
Components One narrowly prevented a pit-lane collision with a pedestrian for the second time in consecutive weeks in Miami on Sunday, it has emerged.
The FIA are investigating the incident, which occurred on lap 5 of 57, when a person – believed to be a neighborhood marshal – walked in entrance of Lando Norris‘s McLaren because the Briton entered the pits.
Footage of the near-miss was loaded on to Sky Sports activities’ F1 web site, however has since been taken down.
An FIA spokesman stated: ‘We’re conscious of the incident and searching into it with native organisers.’
The scare got here every week after Alpine’s Esteban Ocon yanked on the brakes to keep away from working over dozens of people that had been crossing on the pit-lane entrance to arrange for the post-race celebrations throughout the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku.
Lando Norris was pressured to take evasive motion to keep away from a pedestrian (proper) within the pit-lane
The McLaren star’s reactions as he got here to pit on lap 5 in Miami spared a harmful collision
That episode was described by Ocon as a possible ‘catastrophe’, because the group scrambled to security when he got here in on the ultimate lap for a change of tyres.
It was investigated by the FIA, who up to date their rules forward of the Miami race.
They forbade, ‘mechanics from transferring from their garages to parc ferme,’ and ‘different personnel or VIPs from getting into the pit lane, till the final automobile has taken the chequered flag.’
The FIA warned that, ‘any infringement will end result within the removing of passes from the group(s) in query from subsequent occasions, and potential reporting of the infringing group(s) to the stewards.’
Esteban Ocon arrived into his pitstop in Baku solely to search out F1 personnel and photographers blocking the pitlane as they ready for the rostrum ceremony earlier than the race was even over