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Spa F1 race targeted by activists

Published 1614 GMT (0014 HKT) August 25, 2013
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Drivers perform a warm-up lap at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit as Greenpeace militants deploy a banner reading "ARCTIC OIL? SHELL NO!" Tom Gandolfini/AFP/Getty Images
The activists were protesting against oil multinational Shell, which is the race sponsor for the Belgian Grand Prix. ERIC LALMAND/AFP/Getty Images
A member of Greenpeace also managed to unfurl a banner above the winner's podium at the end of the race, where drivers Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton addressed the crowd. ERIC LALMAND/AFP/Getty Images
Vettel celebrated his fifth victory this season, which extended his world championship lead to 46 points just past the halfway stage of this season. Mark Thompson/Getty Images