If Charles Leclerc wins brilliantly in the Austrian Grand Prix this Sunday, the race weekend has unfortunately been marred by racist, anti-gay and misogynistic behavior on the part of some spectators. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) did not fail to respond, while many of his fans took part in these events.
This Sunday was the Austrian Grand Prix, the eleventh round of the 2022 season Formula 1, competing at the Red Bull Circuit in Spielberg. While that Max Verstappen (Red Bull) dominated the sprint qualifiers on Saturday, and it was Charles Leclerc who won Sunday’s race, ahead of the defending champion and Lewis Hamilton (mercedes). Although the race was exciting with many twists and turns, the Austrian weekend did not go as planned in the stands, with many accidents taking place.
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Indeed, a certain number of spectators who came to watch the Grand Prix were victims of racist, homophobic or misogynistic behavior on the part of other supporters. Unacceptable situations that have been furthermore condemned before Formula 1who posted a statement on his social media ahead of Sunday’s race to step up: “We are aware of reports that some fans have been subjected to totally unacceptable comments at this event. We are taking this matter seriously and have raised this issue with the Promoter and Security, before speaking to those who reported these incidents. This type of behavior is unacceptable. It will not be tolerated and all fans must be treated with respect.”.
The inappropriate behavior of some fans manifested itself in different ways: some fans Max Verstappen For example clap for crash Lewis Hamilton During Friday’s qualifying session, a man filmed himself burning a hat mercedes, stable seven-time world champion. Finally, the women expressed their displeasure after receiving many offensive gestures and comments from some men who were very drunk. Unless you fail the clan’s reaction Red Bulllooked b Verstappen.
“One of the things that could be improved is the security around the building to keep people in check more. These things can be regulated. There is a certain amount of alcohol a person should have until it is time to go to sleep and wake up the next morning because if you start going crazy you can do some stupid things “ The Dutchman said in remarks quoted by Mirror. Same story by Christian Hornerboss Red Bull : “This is totally unacceptable and we hope security and the authorities deal with it quickly because there is no place for that in the race or in society as a whole. We value inclusion and want a safe space for fans to enjoy our sport.”. It remains to be seen if fans will be able to do better over the upcoming weekends Grand prize.