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FI investigates ‘unacceptable’ followers’ harassment at Austrian Grand Prix


Method One says it’s investigating reviews of “unacceptable” harassment reported by some followers attending the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.

Posts on social media complained of sexist, racist and homophobic slurs on the offered out occasion at Spielberg’s Pink Bull Ring.

In a press release on Sunday F1 stated it had been made conscious of “reviews that some followers have been topic to utterly unacceptable feedback by others on the occasion”.

“We’ve got raised this with the promoter and safety and shall be chatting with those that have reported these incidents and are taking this very severely,” the assertion continued.

“This type of behaviour is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated and all followers needs to be handled with respect.”

An estimated 50 000 Dutch followers, many dressed up in ‘Orange Military’ t-shirts, have descended on Spielberg to help world champion Max Verstappen.

The behaviour of among the Pink Bull driver’s supporters was already referred to as into query on Friday when cheers rang out after Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and George Russell crashed in qualifying.

Each Hamilton and Mercedes staff principal Toto Wolff criticised that behaviour in addition to the booing Verstappen had obtained at Silverstone the earlier weekend.

“It’s not very sportsmanlike,” Wolff stated..

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