F1: Australian GP Organizers to get hit with fine

–by Mark Cipolloni–

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation were summoned to the stewards over the spectator track invasion at the end of the race.

It was a massive crowd all around the track. Esteban Ocon (FRA) Alpine F1 Team A523. Australian Grand Prix, Saturday 1st April 2023. Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia.

They ruled event organizers were in breach of Article 12.2.1.h of the FIA’s International Sporting Code and has requested that the promoter “urgently present a formal remediation plan to the FIA”.

The stewards stated that “the security measures and the protocols which were expected to be in place for the Event were not enforced resulting in an unsafe environment for the spectators, drivers and race officials” and said the matter would be referred to the World Motor Sport Council “for a further investigation to determine whether any additional steps need to be taken or penalties applied beyond the remediation plan”.


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