Canadian GP organisers cancel open doors day due to protest fears
|By Pablo Elizalde||Monday, June 4th 2012, 08:55 GMT|
Canadian Grand Prix organisers have cancelled the open doors day at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit due to disruption threats.
The event, during which fans could walk down the F1 pitlane, was originally scheduled for Thursday.
There had been suggestions prior to the grand prix weekend that student groups planned to use the event to protest over tuition fees.
"Following a serious examination of the situation, made necessary by public disruption threats and the difficulty to measure their precise validity, the organisers came to the conclusion that it is necessary to restrain the access to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and precisely the F1 pitlane, on the day preceding the first sessions on track," organisers said in a statement.