FIA: Turkish GP organisers could face sanctions for dog incident 

Written by David on May 13th, 2008 at 11:28 amLast Update: May 13th, 2008 at 11:29 am

FIAFormula One’s governing body, the FIA, made clear this morning that the ‘dog incident’ occurred on Sunday during the GP2 series race, at the Istanbul Park circuit, could cost sanctions to the Grand Prix organisers. Halfway through the race, Ayrton Senna’s nephew, Bruno Senna, who is competing this year in the GP2 Series championship, ran over one of two dogs on the track. The Brazilian escaped injury but wrecked his car’s front right suspension and had to retire. The dog’s fate was unfortunately different.

An FIA spokesman said this morning:

“This was a serious lapse in circuit security and safety. “How could such a thing happen at an almost brand new Formula One track? The FIA Safety Commission will hold a full investigation into the matter which may then be referred to the world council. Sanctions cannot be ruled out at this stage.”

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