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FIA summit meets to curb abuse in global motorsport

With several unsavoury incidents involving fans having been reported during and after the Austrian Grand Prix, the FIA ​​held a summit on Friday to address abusive and inappropriate behaviour in motorsport.

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The FIA ​​held a summit in France on Friday morning to address abusive and inappropriate behaviour in motorsport, RacingNews365.com has learned.

The meeting comes after several instances of sexual harassment and racial abuse were reported by fans at the Austrian Grand Prix earlier this month.

Spectators were also seen after the race attempting to take advertising hoardings and other circuit property away as souvenirs.

While actions at the Austrian GP received a great deal of international attention, the meeting also discussed abusive behaviour occurring in other series under the FIA umbrella, such as the World Endurance Championship and the World Rally Championship.

The FIA is said to be prioritising the eradication of all forms of abuse in and around international motorsport, both in-person at events and online on social media.

It is unclear at this stage what sanctions could be levied against individuals or organisations who continue to display or encourage behaviour that the FIA deems inappropriate.

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