According to a statement made public by the police, they have “reliable evidence” that protestors have plans to enter the racetrack during Sunday’s British GP. In a statement, Northamptonshire police warned people who were considering breaking onto the track to think again because they would be “jeopardising lives.”
*Please RT*— Northants Police (@NorthantsPolice) July 1, 2022
We have received credible intelligence that a group of protestors are planning to disrupt the 2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix and possibly invade the track on race day.
We want to appeal directly to this group of people.
We implore you to avoid endangering the safety of the drivers, the many marshals, volunteers, and members of the public. Going onto a real racetrack is exceedingly risky; by carrying out this careless plan, lives are at risk.
Everyone in this nation has the right to protest, and we would be pleased to speak with you to assist you in organising a peaceful demonstration at the circuit. We only kindly ask that you don’t put lives in danger by creating a problem.
It should come as no surprise that protesters would think of targeting a F1 Grand Prix in order to make a message and get attention given the importance of Formula 1 as a worldwide event.
F1 has frequently been used as a platform for activists and demonstrators to make remarks, thus it will be crucial for the sport and Police to be on guard this weekend to avoid any unfavourable repercussions.