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FIA and Formula 1 to discuss Brazil GP's security issues in WMSC meeting

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The FIA and the Formula 1 management will discuss the event security during the next World Motor Sports Council meeting on December 6.

This comes after the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, which had several public incidents - where even the FIA personnel were attacked for robbery.

Team members from Mercedes were first attacked on November 10, where the criminals stopped their minibus, held few mechanics on gun point, before looting everything from them.

Current world champion Lewis Hamilton took to social media in order to vent his frustratustion over in-action from the organisers over the years.

Following the attack on Mercedes, the security was beefed up, with the FIA releasing some do's and dont's for team members, drivers and media people.

However, there were still reports of attempeted attacks on Williams, Sauber and Pirelli. As a result of which, Pirelli together with McLaren cancelled its 2018 tyres test for November 14-15.

The statement from the FIA read: "The FIA has requested that reports be collated by the Commercial Rights Holder (Formula 1) concerning the incidents and presented to the members of the World Motor Sport Council at its next meeting on 6 December.

"In the continued spirit of positive collaboration with Formula 1, the Council will then discuss the ways in which a more consistent and effective security procedure can be applied at all events of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The findings will also be shared with other FIA championship organisers to maximise the positive impact this can have across all motor sport.

"Security is a cooperative effort, and the FIA will seek to work closely with Formula 1 and all its stakeholders to maintain a safe environment for everyone working at or visiting Formula 1 events."

While the 2018 F1 event is long way up, but the next race to take place on the streets of Sao Paulo is Round 6 of the 2017/18 FIA Formula E Championship at the Anhembi Circuit on March 17.

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