The Australian Grand Prix had an impressive turnout of over 440,000 people in Melbourne. But some fans made a big mistake when they rushed onto the track before the race was officially over and got close to Nico Hulkenberg’s car. The governing body, the FIA, said that this was a serious problem which doesn’t follow the rules of sportsmanship.
Andrew Westacott, the leader of Australian Grand Prix Corporation said that if the safety measures had not been put in place at Melbourne’s Albert Park, it could have caused a lot of harm. The FIA (International Federation of Automobile) also noticed that none of the planned security protocols were followed and stated that there was an unsafe environment for everyone involved. They asked the organisers to come up with a plan so this can be fixed quickly.
Max Verstappen, from the Red Bull team, won the Australian Grand Prix 2023 after it was stopped 3 times due to crashes. Officials will review security cameras to find out how they got into this situation. After the race results and everything that happened, this turned out to be another race defined by officials’ decisions.
The race officials said that only a certain number of people are allowed to come onto the track after the race has finished and when the safety car passes. It looks like someone crossed one of the lines, but they don’t know how this happened. They’re going to watch hours of security footage to figure out what happened. Motorsport is dangerous, and this could have been even worse if something had gone wrong.
At motorsport, nobody means to do anything bad, but it seems like some people got confused and came in without permission. Also, a spectator was injured when they were hit by a piece of Kevin Magnussen’s car. Race organisers were then criticized for that too.
Will Sweet was at a crowded hill off turn two with his fiancee when a car crashed and its wheel flew into the air. Will got hit on his arm by the flying wheel and started bleeding. He said that if it had hit his fiancee, she might have gotten seriously injured in her head.
Sweet picked up a large and heavy piece of debris with sharp edges. He got blood on his arm from it and had to go for medical treatment. An Australian media outlet put out pictures showing the situation in full detail. If he had been hit by it from a slightly different angle, it could have caused major injuries! Watch Blue Lights, an exciting new drama series about rookie police officers, on SportNewsCenter iPlayer.