FIA issues security improvements to Brazil GP

The lead up to Brazilian Grand Prix was marred by security concerns

The FIA has issued the promoter of the Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix a list of security recommendations following a spate of incidents at this year’s race.

The penultimate round of the championship was marred by teams being subjected to robbery attempts while travelling to and from the circuit.

Personnel from Mercedes, Sauber and Williams reported incidents along with tyre supplier Pirelli, who elected to cancel its post race tyre test amid security fears.

The Brazilian Grand Prix promoter has been urged to improve the situation ahead of next year’s race, following a discussion at this week’s FIA World Motor Sport Council.

“The World Council was presented with the report on the security incidents that occurred at this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix which was requested from the Commercial Rights Holder (CRH) by the FIA,” a statement from the FIA read.

“Following the report, the CRH recommended that the promoter, who is responsible for the security of the event, retains an independent security expert to evaluate and advise on security plans, implements a police reporting hub at the circuit and improves overall communication between the promoter security, police and F1 stakeholders.

“The World Council strongly urged the promoter to implement these recommendations and improve the situation ahead of next year’s event.

“The FIA will offer to participate in discussions with the local authorities and closely monitor the situation.”

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