Red Bull have issued a statement to add their voice to the condemnation of inappropriate fan behaviour reported over the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.
Various accounts of inappropriate fan behaviour at the Red Bull Ring were shared on social media.
Formula 1 moved to call the findings “unacceptable” and vowed to collaborate with organisers and security to investigate the matter.
Numerous drivers and key F1 personnel – including Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff – have already expressed their outrage at the reported behaviour.
Crowd behaviour has become a big talking point within the last couple of weeks, with fan booing and sarcastic cheering being heavily criticised by many in the paddock.
Red Bull’s statement over fans’ actions
The reports will come as a major disappointment to Red Bull, competing at their home venue, which also hosted a strong contingent of Verstappen fans.
Red Bull moved to issue a statement on fan behaviour following Sunday’s race.
“Whilst we all enjoyed the passionate support of the majority of fans in Spielberg this weekend, we are shocked to hear that there have been incidents of completely unacceptable behaviour in the grandstands and the fan parks,” read the statement.
“We hope that security and the authorities deal with this swiftly. There is no place for it in racing or society as a whole.
“We value inclusion and want a safe space for fans to enjoy our sport.”