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British Grand Prix 2023

Silverstone boss urges against 'ridiculously reckless' British GP threat

There is a high chance of disruption during the British GP weekend as sporting protests continue.

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Silverstone Managing Director Stuart Pringle has urged potential protesters at the British Grand Prix to avoid committing a "ridiculously reckless" offence at the British Grand Prix.

The Just Stop Oil group has caused widespread disruption at British sporting events this summer, with soccer, rugby union, snooker, cricket and tennis events being targeted.

Last year's British GP was affected by protesters who were able to reach the circuit, though this was during a red flag period following Zhou Guanyu's frightening first-corner crash.

With the threat of disruption highly likely, steps have been taken to ensure the safety of all involved during this weekend's event, with an increase in marshal numbers to help around the circuit.

Speaking to BBC 5 Live, Pringle said: "Motorsport and F1 this weekend, compared with invading a flower show in Chelsea or an outfield at Lords [cricket ground], there is a very high likelihood of serious injury or death if you go and sit in front of a racing car that can do up to 200mph.

"It is a ridiculously reckless thing to put your own life and the drivers', spectators' and marshals' lives at risk.

"This is not a place for people for people to behave in such a fashion and I would urge people not to be so stupid."

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