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Motor Race-"Stop Oil" Protesters Break into British Grand Prix Truck After Crash

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SILVERSTONE — A A group of "Just Stop Oil" protesters attacked the Silverstone Track after a massive opening lap crash at the British Grand Prix on Sunday fired a red flag to stop the race.

British police have previously stated that they have reliable information about plans to disrupt the race.

While the car was still slowly heading towards the pit lane, the crowd soared before the Marshal and police wrestled with the protesters and dragged them out. According to a statement on the website, protesters have demanded an immediate suspension of new oil and gas projects in the UK.

"After the red flag, we can see that some people tried to get into the track," Formula One said in a statement. "These people were quickly taken away and the problem is now being dealt with by the local government."

Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou's Alfa Romeo was between the tire barrier and the catch fence in the opening lap clash. I was left pinched.

The governing FIA said the emergency crew would soon be on the scene and pull out the lap. The surrounding car slipped upside down along the track before turning the barrier over.

The newcomer remained conscious and was taken to a medical center for further evaluation with Alexander Alban of Williams.

With about 142,000 spectators on the circuit 90 minutes from London, this race is one of the highlights of British summer sports and has attracted protesters in the past. I have attached it.

Two years ago, police arrested four people after protesters displayed the banner of the climate change group Extinction Rebellion during the British Grand Prix.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the race was closed to the spectators.

In 2003, the British Grand Prix was the scene of Formula One's most bizarre and notorious protest when a quilted man waving his banner and rushed to the track. "Read the Bible. The Bible is always correct." (Silverstone's Steve Keating / Alan Baldwin's report, edited by Ed Osmond and Ken Ferris)