F1 has moved quickly to improve pit-lane safety after a loose wheel struck a cameraman during the German Grand Prix.

The cameraman was filming Mark Webber exiting the pit-lane when a wheel came off the Red Bull and struck him at high speed, the cameraman is recovering from the incident in a German hospital.

"He is a true Englishman, in a good mood," Dr Helmut Marko told Austrian television Servus TV on Monday.

"He knows about the risk -- we don't have to worry about him, he's fine.

"He is sure that he will be back in Budapest."

It is understood a member of the Red Bull team visited the cameraman in hospital to give him a poster signed by the whole team as an apology, the team was also find €30,000 by the FIA for the unsafe release.

The incident has sparked a safety debate with cameramen now likely to only be positioned on the pit-wall during the races and a possible introduction for helmets to become mandatory for all personnel in the pit-lane.

Red Bull too has conducted it's own investigation into what went wrong.

"The safety pins on the wheel were not engaged," said Marko, "but in the rush the mechanic mistakenly pressed the button which switches the signal to green."

"We have cameras that analyse each pitstop to hundreds of seconds," Marko revealed.

"I am sure that in Budapest we will have a system that responds to such incidents as best as is humanly possible," he said.

It is also understood that with traffic light systems now used by all the teams, Race Director Charlie Whiting is looking to develop a system that links the green light with the attachment of the wheel nuts.


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