Greenpeace protests Shell Arctic drilling at Belgian GP
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AFP) - Greenpeace activists paraglided to the top of the main stand of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to protest against drilling in the Arctic by the race's main sponsor, the Shell oil giant.
Six Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner that read "Arctic Oil? Shell No!" just before the race began, paragliding onto the roof in full view of thousands of spectators.
Two more activists managed to get onto the winners' podium during the award ceremony and a woman held out a message that read "Congratulations, now help us to save the Arctic".
"We are a bit confused down here because the crowd is booing and cheering and booing and we don't understand why," said the winner, Sebastian Vettel of Germany, with a big smile.