Brazilian Grand Prix to provide F1 teams with police escorts

Formula One teams taking part in the Brazilian Grand Prix will have police escorts

The Brazilian Grand Prix when it finally kicks off is officially set to provide Formula One teams with police escorts.

Each and every of the Formula One teams will employ police escorts at this week’s Grand Prix holding in Brazil.

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Staff from Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team and Williams both caught up in the multiple security incidents which overshadowed last year’s Sao Paulo race.

That is as well as McLaren who are among those who will count on the support of local law enforcers.

And that will be for those that will be travelling to and from the Interlagos circuit.

Together with using police protection, Press Association Sport understands that some of the teams will hire specialized drivers.

That is for the week instead of employing regular staff driving as is the protocol for much of the season.

Sao Paulo security contact liaise with Red Bull

Red Bull, the side which has Milton-Keynes as location will go into liaison with a security contact in Sao Paulo.

And that is upon their arrival and departure at the circuit throughout the weekend when the race will take place.

F1’s teams, the majority of which have their locations in the United Kingdom have decided to increase their own security.

And that is after the quartet of Mercedes, Williams, tyre supplier, Pirelli together with the sport’s governing body, the FIA.

Meanwhile, the four organizations were all targets of gun-wielding gangs during the Brazilian Grand Prix which took place in 2017.

Masked assailants stole valuables and passports of Mercedes’ staff whom they held up in their minibus while departing the track.

Hamilton had even issued a statement one team member had a gun to his head in the out-rightly terrifying ordeal.

F1 bosses faced a whole lot of criticism for the worrying security lapses.

And in the wake of which the FIA even gave them instructions to launch an extensive investigation into the incidents.

Hamilton on Friday returns to his Mercedes cockpit for the first time since winning his fifth world championship in Mexico.

The Briton said last November: “The frustrating thing is I have been in F1 for 10 years.

“And every year, that has happened to someone in the paddock.

“It is for the people at the top to take action and keep everyone safe,” he actually stated in annoyance.

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