Watch: Ferrari fans caught harassing Max Verstappen supporters

Poor behaviour continues to be a theme of the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Yet more harassment was seen at the Italian Grand Prix, with a number of Ferrari fans caught harassing spectators who were wearing Red Bull hats.

Misbehaviour by the side of the racetrack, sadly, has been almost as prominent as the events on circuit so far in 2022, after multiple instances of misconduct.

Two men were hospitalised after a fight broke out in Silverstone in July, before a few members of the orange army were accused of abusing and sexually harassing fans in Austria a week later.

Veteran photographer, Mark Thompson, was then struck in the face by a photographer in Budapest, and fans were seen burning merchandise on during the same weekend.

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In Hungary, Formula 1 CEO, Stefano Domenicali, announced a collaboration between the sport, the FIA and the teams, to encourage fans to report abusers at events, who would be dealt with appropriately by the relevant authorities.

At the Dutch Grand Prix last weekend, a security officer appeared to launch a flare onto the racetrack as they were trying to remove it from the grandstands.

Now, a fan attending the Italian Grand Prix this weekend has reported that two members of the tifosi – Ferrari’s infamous support – were going round telling Red Bull and Max Verstappen fans to remove their Red Bull hats.

The Italian fans watched on as Charles Leclerc, from pole position, lost the win to Verstappen after the Austrian side totally outpaced the Scuderia on Sunday.

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The 24-year-old faced a late threat to his lead in the form of a Safety Car, but race control did not have enough time to get the race going again following Daniel Ricciardo’s retirement.

The event therefore finished under the Safety Car and, even had it not, Valtteri Bottas and Yuki Tsunoda were between the leaders, so it would have been difficult for Leclerc to get past anyway.

During the post-race interviews and on the podium, Verstappen received boos from the Ferrari supporters.