Force India mechanic run over during pitstop

Force India mechanic after being hit by James Rossiter in the VJM06

Force India mechanic after being hit by James Rossiter in the VJM06

James Rossiter, Force India’s simulator driver, crashed into a mechanic in the pitlane during testing at Jerez  on Thursday morning.

The 29-year-old Briton, with F1 experience under his belt from the Honda and Super Aguri days, was asked to step into the new VJM06′s cockpit to improve the correlation of data between the virtual and real worlds.

German publication Auto Motor und Sport’s live website text coverage of the test action said Rossiter hit the jack-man during a practice pitstop, sending him “high” into the air.

“According to initial information,” read the live ticker, “the mechanic is doing well.

“He’s sitting in the Force India motor home to recover from the shock.” (GMM)

  • McLarenfan

    I think if you say the Honda and Super Aguri days, things have changed considerably since then.

  • fools

    Hope the man is okay.