Formula E driver fears for F1 pit-wall celebrations

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Formula E driver fears for F1 pit-wall celebrations

Pit-wall celebrations on the finish of Formulation 1 races may very well be an accident ready to occur.

That’s the view of Formulation E driver Jake Dennis, who fears the spectacle may lead to tragedy whether it is allowed to proceed.

It has turn into a standard sight for group engineers to lean over the pit wall fencing and cheer house their driver on the finish of a race during which they’ve shone.

The driving force usually swerves within the course of the pit wall by the use of becoming a member of within the celebration, getting nearer to his colleagues.

However whereas fortunately there has but to be an incident, Dennis, 26, who’s in his second season of Formulation E with the Andretti group, is anxious one thing may go badly flawed.

As reported by Motorsport Week, Dennis posted on Instagram that what has now turn into a practice, not solely in F1 but in addition different classes, is doubtlessly very harmful if somebody was to over-balance and land on the monitor.

“Belongings you like to see however that is sooo sketchy,” Dennis stated on his Instagram story, that includes a picture of Lando Norris ending third within the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. “One slip from a mechanic and it’s not a reasonably sight.

“Have a sense it can solely change if one thing unhealthy have been to occur.”


Dennis is a Crimson Bull simulator and growth driver who gained two Formulation E races final yr, in Valencia and London, on the best way to ending third within the World Championship.

This season, he has a finest results of third within the opening race of the marketing campaign in Riyadh.

He’ll subsequent be in motion within the Monaco E-Prix on April 30, hoping to enhance from tenth place within the standings that are presently headed by former Toro Rosso F1 driver Jean-Eric Vergne.


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