Simulated rescue of Manuel Reuter
On Friday, Manuel Reuter experienced the simulation of a serious incident. The German made himself available to be rescued during a salvage practice of the extrication squad. Reuter sat in his racing gear behind the wheel of his Opel Vectra GTS V8 when the ambulance officers started their work. Thanks to a new opening in the roof of all the DTM cars, above the driver seat, it’s now easier for the helpers to remove an injured driver’s helmet. Following the stabilisation by a toby collar – the so-called ‘Stiff-Neck’ – the squad began the salvation by using the KED system that is applied to the driver’s body between his back and the backrest. Further potential life saving devices are splints for possible fractures, a vacuum mattress, rescue cases and a heart defibrillator.