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Speed and Danger: The Adrenaline-Charged World of a Formula One Mechanic

While all of the excitement and intrigue was unfolding on the track last weekend at Monza, a technician from Hispania Racing took the brave decision to try to adjust Sakon Yamamoto’s radio during a pit stop. Despite the technician actually leaning in to the car’s cockpit, neither Yamamoto nor the team’s lollipop man noticed that he was there and the car was released. As Yamamoto accelerated away, the technician was hit by the rear wheel of the car and appeared to be hit in the head or upper body by the rear wing. He wasn’t wearing a helmet. The technician was injured and was taken by ambulance to the medical centre, suffering a broken leg, but is expected to make a full recovery. Hispania received at $20,000 fine. Pi...

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