Formula One with Austrian GP to discuss ‘unacceptable’ fan abuse

SPIELBURG, Austria – Formula One will discuss with the organizers of the Austrian Grand Prix “unacceptable” reports of fan harassment.

On Friday and Saturday, several fans reported racism, homosexuality and sexual harassment on social media addressed to him.

The behavior of fans in the Red Bull Ring has already become a topic of discussion this week.

The circuit is a popular venue for fans of defending champion Max Verstappen, and many of them rejoiced when Lewis Hamilton was knocked out of the qualifying round on Friday evening.

Hamilton then criticized the reaction and condemned the news of harassing fans on Sunday.

“I was shocked and disappointed to hear that some fans on the circuit are facing racist, homosexual and generally abusive treatment this weekend,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram.

“Participating in the Austrian Grand Prix or any GP should never be a cause for concern and pain for the fans and something should be done to ensure that the race is a safe place for all. Please report circuit protection and if you see this happening. They to them. F1, we can’t sit still. ,

F1 issued a statement about the harassment of fans and said it would discuss the report with the event organizers.

“We’ve received reports of some fans making completely unacceptable comments by others at the event,” it said.

“We have reported this to the promoters and security and will speak to those who have reported these incidents and are taking them seriously. Such behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated and all fans should be treated with respect. ”

Local favorite Worstappen, who took a comfortable lead in the championship, won the sprint race on Saturday and started the Grand Prix on Sunday.

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