NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News  » Sports » F1: Explosive detonated safely in Monaco paddock

F1: Explosive detonated safely in Monaco paddock

May 25, 2012 09:21 IST

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package in the Monaco Grand Prix paddock on Thursday evening.

Security guards said a plastic container left near the entrance to the media centre was subsequently found to contain electrical cables.

The scare came with the paddock largely empty but parties in full swing on boats and at a floating Red Bull hospitality station moored next to the paddock turnstiles.

Friday is a rest day for Formula One and Thursday night is traditionally a time for paddock staff to let their hair down before the hard work of the weekend.

It is the second successive year that a bomb disposal unit had been called upon to attend to a package at the Grand Prix, a highlight of the social season attended by corporate CEOs, financiers and a sprinkling of billionaires.           

© Copyright 2018 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.