New video shows Bianchi’s runaway Marussia

2013 German Grand Prix

An F1 fan at the German Grand Prix captured this video showing the alarming moment when Jules Bianchi’s empty Marussia rolled backwards across the track during the race.

Bianchi had suffered an engine problem on lap 22 which caused a fire at the rear of the car. He came to a stop on the uphill approach to the Veedol chicane while race engineer Paul Davison told him to “get out – fire the fire extinguisher and get out quickly”.

Bianchi sprang from the cockpit having first put the car into neutral as required by the rules. But before the marshals could secure the car it began rolling backwards.

As the video above shows it crossed the track shortly before race leader Sebastian Vettel passed by, the Red Bull driver going off-line to avoid it.

The MR02 then rolled into an advertising board and came to a stop. Marussia said they were not sure what caused the engine failure.

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Thanks to @andae23 for the tip.

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48 comments on New video shows Bianchi’s runaway Marussia

  1. Bobby (@f1bobby) said on 10th July 2013, 7:29

    Safety car went on far too long. It drives me crazy when it goes round and round and round and round and all the while we’re losing racing laps. The guy in second never gets a sniff up the back of the leader on the restart anyway so the might as well abandon the ‘line up in formation’ rule.

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