This Sunday, via its official Twitter account, Formula 1 indicated that it was investigating “unacceptable” behavior by fans, on the side of the Austrian Grand Prix.
Behaviors that therefore make people talk, on the side of the Austrian Grand Prix, around the Spielberg circuit. This Sunday, via his account Twitter official, Formula 1 has published a press release in which the promoter condemns certain behavior of the supporters present on site during this race weekend. Behaviors deemed “unacceptable” and which have thus begun to be examined by F1. On social networks, many messages, including sexist, racist and homophobic insults, and addressed to certain pilots but also to other fans, have thus appeared.. In its famous press release, Formula 1 thus indicates in particular that it has been made aware, and this from the first tests on Friday, that “certain fans have been the subject of completely unacceptable comments from other fans”. Before continuing: “We spoke about it to the (local) promoter and the security services. We will speak to those who have reported these incidents and we take this very seriously. This type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. All fans should be treated with respect. »
— Formula 1 (@F1) July 10, 2022
A case that makes Hamilton react
A case that even made Lewis Hamilton react. On this subject, the Briton, seven-time world champion but above all very committed against racism, spoke on his account instagram official, stating in particular: “Disgusted to learn that some supporters are facing racist, homophobic and generally aggressive behavior on the circuit this weekend. Please, if you see this happening, report it to circuit security and on @f1. We cannot stand idly by and let this continue. As every year, on the Austrian side, around 50,000 Dutch fans, most of them all dressed in orange, came to support their little protege, namely the Dutchman Max Verstappen, resident of the local Red Bull team.