F1 security to be reviewed by FIA after Brazil incidents

From ESPN - November 15, 2017

Formula One event security will be a topic of discussion at the next meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council after the concerning events which marred the Brazilian Grand Prix.

A series of incidents took place during the weekend of the race involving F1 personnel being attacked outside Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit. On Friday evening a minibus of Mercedes team members was robbed at gunpoint, before Sauber and FIA staff encountered threatening situations.

The weekend was then capped by Pirelli confirming members of its own team were subjected to an attempted robbery on Sunday evening, despite Sao Paulo police saying it had increased its presence outside the circuit. Everyone involved in the incidents escaped unharmed.

The Sunday evening attempt led to Pirelli, F1's tyre supplier, and McLaren agreeing to cancel a test event which was due to take place at the Interlagos circuit this week.


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