Footage reveals shocking culprit behind flare-throwing at Dutch Grand Prix

Two flares were thrown onto the racetrack during qualifying for the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix.

A member of the security team working at the Dutch Grand Prix appeared to be the culprit of one of the flares thrown onto the track during qualifying.

Shortly after the second qualifying session had begun in Zandvoort, the red flag was brought out, but not many people seemed to know why.

It was soon discovered that it was because a fan had thrown a flare onto the racetrack, causing a massive safety hazard for the drivers, marshals and other spectators.

Once the flare was cleared, and the pigeons had been ushered away, the session was restarted, but another flare was thrown during the final part of qualifying.

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Thankfully, this one rolled under the pit exit wall, and did not end up causing any disruptions, but it was another example of a dangerous object being thrown onto the track that could easily have led to serious consequences.

Videos have now emerged of a security officer working at the event running down the stairs of the grandstand on the home straight and throwing the flare over the fence.

Presumably, it was an attempt at getting the object out of the grandstands so it would not be disruptive for other spectators, but he threw it into a dangerous area.

The fan filming the event panned to the officer looking very proud of himself after he had deposited the flare into one of the worst places he could have chosen.

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On the officer’s shirt was the logo of Dutch security company, Profi-sec.

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Max Verstappen, George Russell and Toto Wolff all called for fans to be more sensible than to throw objects onto the racetrack.

This incident follows another member of security at the Hungarian Grand Prix striking photographer, Mark Thompson, in the face.