Formula 1’s governing body the FIA has put a ban on anyone other than marshals and team personnel being allowed in the pit lane during qualifying sessions and races.
That is just one of a series of measures which have been introduced with immediate effect following the incident in Sunday’s German Grand Prix when an FOM cameraman was hit by a loose tyre from Mark Webber’s Red Bull.
Paul Allen suffered broken ribs, a broken collarbone and concussion but is expected to make a full recovery.
FIA president Jean Todt has asked the World Motor Sport Council to approve the changes, which had already been planned for 2014.
One of the changes will see a reduction in the pit lane speed limit. That will be reduced from 100kph to 80kph, expect in Australia, Monaco and Singapore where due to the track configuration the limit remains at 60kph.
All team personnel working on a car during a pit stop must wear head protection. They must then leave the pit lane as soon as work is completed.
Red Bull have been asked to submit a written report on Wednesday in relation to the incident. This will be shared with the other teams in order to help improve safety.