FIA could slap a fine on Spa orgaisers for anti-Shell protests

Greenpeace activists protesting at Spa

Greenpeace activists protesting at Spa

Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA, could penalise organisers of the Belgian Grand Prix, after the headline grabbing Greenpeace protests at Spa-Francorchamps.

Hitting out at race sponsor Shell’s apparent plans for Arctic oil drilling, the environmental activists took to the skies with banners, scaled Spa-Francorchamps’ main grandstand and interrupted the post-race podium procedure.

“It’s a worry,” Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko told Bild newspaper. “Imagine if it was an organisation that didn’t want to unfurl banners, but wanted to set off bombs.”

The German newspaper said that the FIA could penalise the race organisers for not having adequate security measures in place.

Swiss newspaper Blick said that the penalty could run into the millions. (GMM)

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  • hhdkfh

    haha, they look like Ferrari supporters dressed in all-red :D. 1 question, did they come by bike or on foot to Spa? I don’t think so! It could even be setup by the FIA itself to promote their f-ing electric “F1″ championship next year (Williams and Mclaren already joined their stupid party you know)

  • hhdkfh

    And it seems that Marko has bought into the American society of FEAR :D. I bet he believes al qaida is real too and not an invention from CIA spin doctors. Libya, Syria same story as Iraq and Afganistan and people will buy it again. Not to talk about the biggest farce in history of mankind, it’s name: “Israel”. (I’m a caucasian, European, non religious bound person if you really want to know and I do not hate Jewish people, I hate Zionists which is a totally different thing)

  • Bec

    I wonder what the carbon footprint of the Green Nutter protests was.

  • McLarenfan

    So they parachute out of planes and come with Microlights all running on fuel and the banner is not Bio Degradable so they are real Tree Huggers

  • Rich

    hhdkfh nobody asked for your half arsed political statement. Shove it, scumbag.