Apparently F1 has troubles keeping their pit lane safe, yet sports cars have cameras right next to the car as they pull away from their pit stops. What's the difference? Someone else is nearby to watch for danger.

Simple solution, limit the areas pit lane reporters can go, and make sure they've always got an assigned spotter if they aren't in a designated safe-zone while filming/photographing. That's how we get beautiful shots like this without injury, and these guys aren't even wearing helmets.