Australian GP safety under scrutiny after F1 fan hit by debris and others invade track

Will Sweet said he was standing with his fiancee on a packed hill just off turn two at Albert Park during Sunday’s race when the Danish Haas driver’s car hit the track-side barrier sending his tyre and debris flying into the air. The race’s organisers were already under scrutiny after a large number of fans invaded the track near the end of the race. “All of this presented significant danger to the spectators; race officials and the drivers,” stewards said in a statement issued by the governing body, FIA. Organisers were told to provide a formal remediation plan to address the failures, including a review of the marshals protecting Hulkenberg’s car. Organisers said a crowd of 131,124 attended Albert Park on Sunday and a record total of 444,631 spectators across the race week.

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