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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