It has been announced this evening that Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene will write a letter of apology to officials and security staff working at the Singapore Grand Prix after a number of team members were deemed to have “behaved in an inappropriate manner” following the race.
A number of Ferrari team members were attempting to access parc ferme to celebrate Sebastian Vettel’s victory when they were held back at a security fence (see picture above). An FIA statement said they failed to “obey instructions of relevant officials and behaved in an inappropriate manner”.
There are a few photos of the incident circulating on social media that show a number of Ferrari team members pushing past a security barrier on their way to celebrate, before climbing over photographers to reach the parc ferme fence.
In a statement to the media, the FIA stated the following on the subject as follows:-:
‘The stewards, having received a complaint from the secretary of the event on behalf of himself and the members of the security contingent at the post-race parc ferme, that some members of Scuderia Ferrari failed to obey instructions of relevant officials and behaved in an inappropriate manner, have heard from team manager, the secretary of the event and the head of the security contingent.
‘The team representative has offered to have the team principal send a written unconditional apology to those who were affected and to give an assurance that there will not be a recurrence.’