Nasty fan violence during F1 Mexico GP sees Ferrari fans attacked in grandstands

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There was nasty violence recorded in the grandstands during the Mexico Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.

The start of the race saw Sergio Perez’s day come to a very early end as he clashed with Charles Leclerc in the braking zone of turn 1. After the Mexican got an amazing start from P5 to be contending for the lead, he turned in on the Monegasque driver who had nowhere to go with Verstappen on the other side of him.

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While Leclerc carried on and ultimately finished P3, Perez boxed and retired due to heavy sidepod and floor damage on his RB19.

Sadly this led to a shocking assault in the stands in the stadium area as a ‘fan’ proceeded to find Ferrari fans and started throwing punches at them.

According to F1, the ‘fan’ was thrown out and banned for life.

Unfortunately the disrespectful behaviour continued after the race as Charles Leclerc was roundly booed when speaking to Jenson Button as part of the top 3 interviews.

The ‘fans’ in the stadium section booed Leclerc for what happened on the first lap.

“A lot of booing, guys,” was Leclerc’s initial response to the boos. “I mean, honestly, I had nowhere to go.

“I was a bit in between the two Red Bulls and unfortunately I touched Checo, but I had nowhere to go. So, it’s life.

“It damaged my car. And unfortunately, it ended the race of Checo. But yeah, on our end we maximized our race, so it’s life.

“Of course, I’m disappointed to end the race of Checo like that, but I really didn’t do it on purpose. I had nowhere to go.”