The excitement of the Mexican Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen celebrated another victory and Sergio Perez met a disappointing crash on the first turn, was overshadowed by an unfortunate altercation amongst fans in the grandstand on Sunday.
A tumultuous scuffle erupted, capturing the attention of social media as videos circulated of several spectators engaging in a brawl, exchanging punches before security intervened to dissolve the situation. The organizers of the Grand Prix promptly addressed the incident, confirming the removal of at least one individual involved in the altercation. A response to the incident was posted on X (previously known as Twitter), stating, “This person has already been removed from the circuit.”
The videos revealed that a fan in a white shirt was notably in conflict with two other spectators adorned in Ferrari’s vibrant red colors, seemingly in support of racers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
The racing event itself was marked by a significant clash when Leclerc collided with the crowd’s favored local champion, Perez, terminating the latter’s participation in the race. This incident led to a wave of discontent among the attendees at the Foro Sol stadium, resulting in a mass exit by fans who had gathered primarily to support their fellow countryman.