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Qatar Grand Prix 2023

Qatar GP 'too dangerous' for drivers after health scares

RacingNews365.com readers have overwhelmingly voted that the race was a danger too far.

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After a number of drivers suffered health scares at the Qatar Grand Prix, RacingNews365.com readers have voted overwhelmingly in agreement that the race was too dangerous.

F1 was returning to the Lusail International Circuit for only the second event at the venue following its 2021 bow but conditions in the early October slot proved difficult with high heat and humidity offering a physical challenge.

But a mandatory tyre life of only 18 laps across the board following safety concerns raised by Pirelli analysis led to reduced tyre management and a more 'full-on' race for drivers.

Williams driver Logan Sargeant retired with dehydration, Alpines' Esteban Ocon vomited in his crash helmet whilst a number of other drivers attested to almost passing out, such was the strain.

We asked you, the fans, whether you thought the Qatar Grand Prix was too dangerous for the drivers and the results were lopsided.

A huge 86.7 per cent of voters believed the event was too dangerous.

The FIA and F1 will work together to analyse extreme climactic conditions, with measures likely to be put in place at the conclusion of the investigation.

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