Northamptonshire Police confirms charging six protestors over track invasion on the first lap of the British Grand Prix

The track was stormed by protestors on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix

Protestors invade track
The protestors invade the track during the first lap.

British Grand Prix saw a protest in the very first lap after a Red flag was brought out due to Zhou’s horrific crash, getting his car upside down. The protestors saw their moment to get into the track but were later caught by the officials.

Northamptonshire police now confirm six people are on the track and have charged them with fines with their names now revealed. The police already had information about the protest from a creditable source and agreed to a peaceful demonstration.

Names of the following people came up for the nuisance on the first lap: David Baldwin, 46, of Stonesfield, Witney, Emily Brocklebank, 24, of, Yeadon, Leeds, Alasdair Gibson, 21, of no fixed abode, Louis McKechnie, 21, of London, Bethany Mogie, 40, of St Albans, and Joshua Smith, 28, of Manchester.

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel on the British Grand Prix Protest

The 2022 British Grand Prix
The 2022 British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are said to be very good friends, they supported the word against the environment and are seen using the platform to spread the word themselves.

They requested the protestor to conduct the stand but in a safer manner, coming on the track is dangerous to all lives.
“I mean, I didn’t know what the protesters were for and so I just found out and I just said the protesters, I love that people are fighting for the planet and we need more people like them,” said Hamilton.
Mercedes later clarified Hamilton’s statement “Lewis was endorsing their right to protest but not the method that they chose, which compromised their safety and that of others.”

The protestor is left in custody and will have to pay a certain fine for the act. Protesting for the right cause in a safer manner will have the same effect on the world as done in an unsafe manner and police support the former one too.

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