Originally Posted by BGLeduc
Interesting follow-up article about the Greenpeace protest at Spa.
The guys that repelled down from the main grandstand were hanging there for the whole race!
I have indeed said to some friends that had these guys been terrorists, it could have been a very, very bad day. I recall reading a scathing article in Autoweek back when F1 ran at Indy that security there was ridiculously tight. Even Mary Hullman, who at the time was, I think, chairwoman of IMS, was harassed at one point. But I guess Bernie's thugs are only good at being pricks to the fans and other paying customers (Buxton has made the same comment). When they are faced with a real security threat, even from a bunch of well coordinated tree huggers that want to hang some banners, they have nothing. I bet it will not be pleasant for fans at F1 races for the foreseeable future.
Thanx for the link.
I can't see the same kind of protest at Austin.
F1 is pretty low on the radar in this country as a political target.
Hopefully, Bernie's "thugs" don't overreact here and make the GP unpleasant this year.
I will be looking for it in Nov.
Speaking of Autoweek.....
The Sept. 2 issue I just picked up has an excellent article on RBR and how it's business strategy has brought it to the top.
One thing I learned that shocked me is the salaries.
Newey - 10m
Horner - 2m
Vettel - 16m
Webber - 6m