The organizers of the Brazilian GP had one thing to endure final weekend. On Friday, a storm handed over the circuit throughout and after qualifying for the GP on Sunday and it induced some injury. After Verstappen crossed the end line on Sunday and gained the Brazilian GP, there have been already spectators in a zone the place this was not allowed.
The organizers of the Brazilian GP have been summoned by the FIA after the race on Sunday to report back to the stewards who’ve opened an investigation over an incident that occurred instantly after the end when Verstappen crossed the road and his seventeenth race of the season gained.
On the identical time, in the course of the run-off lap after the race had been flagged, spectators had been already current on the circuit in an space the place this isn’t permitted. Then the race nonetheless has stay standing and it isn’t secure in any respect if spectators are on the observe.
Nonetheless, it’s a well-known phenomenon, spectators dashing to the rostrum instantly after the race to observe the rostrum ceremony and cheer on their idols.
Nonetheless, an agreed time is about at which the gates are opened in order that followers can enter the observe and go to the stage. Nonetheless, final Sunday followers climbed over fences earlier than the agreed time; climbing over fences is after all by no means allowed. In consequence, the circuit officers not had the scenario beneath management.
No accidents are reported to have been reported, however the truth that individuals entered the observe earlier than the gates opened has raised considerations.
After the FIA lately elevated the quantity of fines to even a million euros, the organizers will await this investigation with trepidation. The fines and related quantities apply to pilots, groups and organizers.
Written by Vincent Bogaerts