Red Bull fined over loose wheel incident

Red Bull driver Mark Webber waves to the crowd on May 12, 2013
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Red Bull receive a €30,000 fine for an unsafe release following Mark Webber's first pit stop that resulted in a cameraman being hit by a loose wheel.

Red Bull have been handed a €30,000 (£25,800) fine for an unsafe pit release at the German Grand Prix that left a cameraman in hospital.

Paul Allen was flown to Koblenz Hospital after a wheel came off Mark Webber's car when he was released from his first pit stop before one of his rear tyres had been properly fitted.

Sky Sports News has reported that the Formula One Management cameraman has sustained broken ribs and a fractured collar bone as a result of the incident.

The race stewards also gave a €5,000 (£4,300) to Force India after they released Paul di Resta's car into the path of Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne.

Second place Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso celebrates on the podium spraying champagne to the winner Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel on June 9, 2013
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1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0