F1 suffers ANOTHER pit-lane near-miss as Lando Norris avoid collision


F1 suffers ANOTHER near-miss in the pit-lane, with McLaren star Lando Norris narrowly missing a pedestrian in Miami… just a week after Esteban Ocon had people blocking the track in Baku before the race was over

  • An investigation is ongoing after Lando Norris had to swerve from a pedestrian
  • It is the second time in as many weeks F1 has had people out during the race 
  • Norris was entering the pits on lap five and was quick to avoid the individual 

Formula One narrowly avoided 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 five of 57, when an individual – believed to be a local marshal – walked in front of Lando Norris‘s McLaren as the Briton entered the pits.

Footage of the near-miss was loaded on to Sky Sports’ F1 website, but has since been taken down.

An FIA spokesman said: ‘We are aware of the incident and looking into it with local organisers.’

The scare came a week after Alpine’s Esteban Ocon yanked on the brakes to avoid running over dozens of people who were crossing at the pit-lane entrance to prepare for the post-race celebrations during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku.

Lando Norris was forced to take evasive action to avoid a pedestrian (right) in the pit-lane

The McLaren star's reactions as he came to pit on lap 5 in Miami spared a dangerous collision

The McLaren star’s reactions as he came to pit on lap 5 in Miami spared a dangerous collision

That episode was described by Ocon as a potential ‘disaster’, as the group scrambled to safety when he came in on the final lap for a change of tyres.

It was investigated by the FIA, who updated their regulations ahead of the Miami race. 

They forbade, ‘mechanics from moving from their garages to parc ferme,’ and ‘other personnel or VIPs from entering the pit lane, until the last car has taken the chequered flag.’

The FIA warned that, ‘any infringement will result in the removal of passes from the team(s) in question from subsequent events, and potential reporting of the infringing team(s) to the stewards.’

Esteban Ocon arrived into his pitstop in Baku only to find F1 personnel and photographers blocking the pitlane as they prepared for the podium ceremony before the race was even over

Esteban Ocon arrived into his pitstop in Baku only to find F1 personnel and photographers blocking the pitlane as they prepared for the podium ceremony before the race was even over





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