F1

F1 teams warned before Shanghai race

179 views

By Motorsport.com/GMM

F1's travelling circus has been given a couple of informal warnings from Chinese authorities upon arriving in Shanghai for the Grand Prix.

Drivers warned ahead of Chinese GP
Drivers warned ahead of Chinese GP

Photo by: xpb.cc

According to travelling media correspondents, the warnings were triggered by Japan's worsening nuclear crisis in Fukushima, but also the risk of drivers unintentionally ingesting the illegal steroid clenbuterol.

It is believed the chemical, used in some Chinese farms to speed up and increase muscle mass in animals, can also cause sickness.

Drivers have therefore been urged to use caution when consuming things like meat, eggs and milk.

As for the risk of radiation from the Japanese nuclear crisis, while radiation has not been detected in Shanghai, it is evident in some other parts of China.

Therefore, teams are likely to consume large quantities of their own food and bottled water this weekend.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Tags china, clenbuterol, food, japan, shanghai

User photos

Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

25 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

38 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

27 photos
jimmykwoods
F1

jimmykwoods

2 photos
nickmossdesign
F1

nickmossdesign

1 photos
EricDebris
F1

EricDebris

411 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

7 photos
darkcloud154
F1

darkcloud154

22 photos
Upload photo