9 Jul 2012

Japanese driver bowls three pit crew

9:41 am on 9 July 2012

The Japanese formula one driver Kamui Kobayashi was fined 25-thousand euros after knocking over three of his Sauber mechanics when he drove too fast into the pits during last night's British Grand Prix.

Fortunately, the three mechanics suffered only minor injuries but race stewards took a dim view of the incident in which the men were sent flying.

In apologising profusely, Kobayashi said he braked too late in the pit lane, the front wheels locked and he couldn't control the car.

He hopes the mechanics get well soon.