Formula 1: FIA to impose grid access restrictions following celebrity incidents

The FIA has expressed concerns about recent incidents witnessed during races, particularly highlighting the events at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

Since the start of F1 2023 season, the races have introduced surprising variations that have sparked intense emotions among spectators. However, these surprises are not the only changes fans can expect.


F1 executives were displeased with the sight of Neymar and several other guests remaining on the start line as the formation lap commenced during the Grand Prix in Barcelona. Similar situations have also occurred in Miami and Monaco, as these circuits tend to attract numerous celebrities.

Shakira, another prominent star, has been spotted at both the Barcelona and Miami circuits, adding to the allure of these events.

“We must learn from the incident at the Spanish Grand Prix,” said FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

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