Pedro Paulo Diniz is a Brazilian former racing driver and now acts as a businessman role, F1 active years 1995-2000.
“Diniz in the Oven”
At the 1996 Argentine Grand Prix, his car burst into flames after a pit-stop due to its fuel valve sticking open; British newspaper The Sun famously printed the photo alongside the headline “Diniz in the Oven”
Benetton pit fire
1994 German Grand Prix – Benetton driver Jos Verstappen also came into the pits; while refuelling, some fuel was accidentally sprayed onto the hot bodywork of the car, and a few seconds later the fuel ignited and Verstappen’s car was engulfed in a ball of flames.
The Dutchman escaped the incident with burns around his eyes, as he had his visor up during the pit stop. No other crew members or any persons were injured severely or killed.
Kovalainen turns firefighter in Singapore GP
Bad timing: Heikki Kovalainen’s Lotus car caught fire on the finishing straight of his penultimate lap at the Singapore Grand Prix
The Finn was then handed an extinguisher by the Williams team and proceeded to douse the fire himself.
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