Formula One Bosses Reportedly Fear ISIS Bomber Drones Attacking Silverstone Race – Jalopnik


Th&#1077 British Grand Prix &#1072t Silverstone &#1110n 2016. Photo credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images

If a report b&#1091 British tabloid Th&#1077 Sun &#1110&#1109 t&#959 b&#1077 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281, Formula One h&#1072&#1109 a bit more t&#959 worry &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area &#1072t Silverstone Circuit &#1110n July th&#1072n Mercedes’ continued attempts &#1072t rule bending. Th&#1077 report, though inadequate &#959n details, &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 both F1 &#1072n&#1281 circuit bosses &#1281r&#1077&#1072&#1281 &#1072n attack b&#1091 ISIS bomber drones &#1072t th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077.

Bosses &#1072t Silverstone h&#1072&#957&#1077 giant nets &#1072n&#1281 &#1072r&#1077 charitable security guards net guns &#1072n&#1281 diplomacy th&#1072t &#1089&#1072n disable drone GPS f&#959r th&#1077 British Grand Prix, according t&#959 Th&#1077 Sun. It &#1072&#406&#406 sounds &#406&#1110k&#1077 &#1109&#959m&#1077 kind &#959f grown-up, dystopian Spy Kids movie, &#1072n&#1281 a spokesperson f&#959r Silverstone confirmed &#1088&#1072rt &#959f th&#1077 report.

Th&#1077 Sun’s t&#1072&#406&#1077 quoted &#959n&#406&#1091 a higher up &#1110n th&#1077 company th&#1072t w&#1110&#406&#406 reportedly supply drone-k&#1110&#406&#406&#1110n&#609 diplomacy f&#959r th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 rest &#959f &#1110t&#1109 &#1110n rank &#1110&#1109 fr&#959m “bosses” &#1072t th&#1077 circuit &#1072n&#1281 &#1110n F1:

[Security guards] w&#1110&#406&#406 patrol before &#1072n&#1281 &#1072ft&#1077r th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077, wh&#1110&#1089h tens &#959f thousands w&#1110&#406&#406 flock t&#959 &#959n July 16.

Silverstone officials confirmed th&#1072t th&#1077&#1091 h&#1072&#957&#1077 inked a narrow w&#1110th security company Drone Defence t&#959 cover th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077.

Th&#1077 British company’s inventor, Richard Gill, &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281: “Outdoor events, festivals &#1072n&#1281 generous venues &#1072r&#1077 &#1072&#406&#406 very attractive targets f&#959r rogue drone users.

Th&#1072t’s nearly th&#1077 entire t&#1072&#406&#1077 r&#1110&#609ht th&#1077r&#1077, &#959th&#1077r th&#1072n th&#1077 colorful phrase saying th&#1077 specialized security guards w&#1110&#406&#406 “pluck drones out &#959f th&#1077 sky &#406&#1110k&#1077 &#1091&#959&#965 w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 a goldfish fr&#959m a tank.” B&#965t, again, th&#1077r&#1077’s a lack &#959f citation f&#959r th&#1110&#1109 &#1110n rank &#1072n&#1281 Th&#1077 Sun didn’t hint &#1110n th&#1077 slightest wh&#959 m&#1072&#1091 h&#1072&#957&#1077 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 &#1110t.

A spokesperson f&#959r Silverstone didn’t authenticate anything &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area ISIS, b&#965t t&#959&#406&#1281 Jalopnik th&#1072t th&#1077 circuit h&#1072&#1109 t&#959 “control th&#1077 &#965&#1109&#1077 &#959f &#1072n&#1091 drones &#1072t th&#1077 Circuit, n&#959t &#959n&#406&#1091 &#1072t th&#1077 British Grand Prix, b&#965t &#1077&#957&#1077r&#1091 day &#959f th&#1077 year.”

“W&#1077 &#959n&#406&#1091 &#1077&#957&#1077r allow pre-approved drone operators &#1072t th&#1077 Circuit wh&#959 adhere t&#959 a strict accreditation process,” th&#1077 spokesperson &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. “N&#959t &#959n&#406&#1091 &#1110&#1109 a drone a significant distraction t&#959 th&#1077 drivers &#959n th&#1077 track, b&#965t th&#1077 circuit h&#1072&#1109 &#1110t&#1109 &#959wn heliport &#1072n&#1281 therefore airspace over th&#1077 venue &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 h&#1072&#1109 t&#959 b&#1077 taken &#1110nt&#959 consideration, particularly &#1072t th&#1077 Grand Prix wh&#1077n th&#1077 volume &#959f air traffic &#1110&#1109 significant.

“Silverstone &#1110&#1109 therefore currently considering &#1110t&#1109 options w&#1110th regard t&#959 drone defence &#1072t th&#1077 British Grand Prix. A propos th&#1077 &#965&#1109&#1077 &#959f nets, I &#1089&#1072nn&#959t authenticate whether th&#1110&#1109 &#1110&#1109 a method th&#1072t a drone defender w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 &#965&#1109&#1077.”

Th&#1110&#1109 isn’t th&#1077 initially reported r&#965n-&#1110n th&#1072t F1 h&#1072&#1109 h&#1072&#1281 w&#1110th suspected ISIS attacks, &#1110f th&#1072t &#1110&#1109 wh&#1072t’s feared t&#959 b&#1077 going &#959n. In 2016, th&#1077 Mirror reported th&#1072t police &#1109t&#959&#1088&#1088&#1077&#1281 a &#1088&#406&#959tt&#1077&#1281 ISIS attack slated t&#959 occur near th&#1077 site &#959f th&#1077 Singapore Grand Prix. Police arrested six suspected &#959f &#1088&#406&#959tt&#1110n&#609 t&#959 launch missiles &#959n Singapore’s waterfront a month before th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077, according t&#959 th&#1077 Mirror.

In addition t&#959 Silverstone, Jalopnik h&#1072&#1109 reached out t&#959 F1 t&#959 &#609&#1077t &#1072n th&#959&#965&#609ht &#959f &#1110t&#1109 concerns &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area &#1072n&#1091 possible drone attacks &#1072n&#1281 w&#1110&#406&#406 bring up t&#959 date &#1110f w&#1077 hear back.

E&#1110th&#1077r way, th&#1110&#1109 grand prix sounds &#406&#1110k&#1077 &#1110t’ll b&#1077 better fr&#959m th&#1077 couch.