Australian GP set for investigation after Lewis Hamilton reported serious security breach

Race stewards have referred Australian Grand Prix organisers to the World Motor Sport Council after fans allegedly made their way close to the track during Sunday’s race. The Australian Grand Prix Corporation was summoned to a meeting with race officials and apparently accepted there were ‘serious’ safety and security breaches.

The AGPC admitted it was an “unacceptable situation that could have had disastrous consequences”. Spectators had reportedly managed to break through security and make their way onto the track towards the end of the race – which was won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

“All of this presented significant danger to the spectators, race officials and the drivers,” stewards said in a statement issued by the governing FIA.

Footage of the incident could not be seen on the live broadcast. However, videos later emerged on social media of fans climbing the track-side barriers.


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