FIA and F1 to discuss Brazil security issues

Date published: November 16 2017

Formula 1 will look into the security issues that marred last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix weekend as several teams were attacked by robbers.

Members of the Mercedes team, heading home from the circuit in the team bus on the Friday night, were robbed at gunpoint while Sauber, the FIA and Pirelli were also targeted.

Police presence was ramped up after the Friday night attacks but that did little to stop them.

The FIA has now requisitioned a report from F1’s commercial rights holder that will be discussed at the World Motor Sport Council on December 6.

A statement from motor sport’s governing body read: “In the continued spirit of positive collaboration with Formula 1, the Council will then discuss the ways in which a more consistent and effective security procedure can be applied at all events of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

“The findings will also be shared with other FIA championship organisers to maximise the positive impact this can have across all motor sport.

“Security is a cooperative effort, and the FIA will seek to work closely with Formula 1 and all its stakeholders to maintain a safe environment for everyone working at or visiting Formula 1 events.”