Turkey security to be investigated by FIA

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Charlie Whiting, F1's race director, is to submit a report to the governing body about the track security at the Turkish Grand Prix. During the GP2 spring race on Sunday morning, two dogs ran on the circuit. Bruno Senna was forced to retire with a broken front suspension as he hit one of the dogs.

Charlie Whiting said in a statement: "Following a breach of Article 30.16 of the 2008 GP2 Sporting Regulations, which involved dogs on the track during the GP2 Race 2 today, I have formally reminded the Clerk of the Course and the organiser of their responsibilities, and how seriously the FIA view this incident.

"As a result I have given instructions that all external gates to the circuit must be checked and secured, that prior to the F1 race this afternoon the appropriate authorities will check all parts of the circuit to remove any other animals. Finally all internal access points to the track will be closed and monitored during the F1 race.

"Finally, given the seriousness of the matter a formal report will be submitted to the FIA."

Article 30.16 of the GP2 Sporting Regulations is understood to state: "Animals, except those which may have been expressly authorised by the FIA for use by security services, are forbidden on the track, in the pit lane, in the paddock or in any spectator area."

At the end of the Formula One race, fans were running at the pitlane entry as the drivers still needed to come in. It is quite clear that this is another example of security problems at the Turkish track.