Briatore said of the audience: “The outline of the race was animated by a large crowd. To all the spectators who go to the grand prizes, especially those who participate all weekend, we should recognise that they are heroes.
“They resisted under the Canadian flood, it's not like it was drizzling, hurricanes came down.
“And staying there for seven to eight hours in the pouring rain, in the cold, without a place to shelter from the weather is truly commendable. So the Formula 1 fans are good, they are truly unique.”
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