This weekend's Canadian Grand Prix could be interrupted by protesting students

Organisers of this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix have elected to scrap Thursday’s free access fan day amid fears that it could be targeted by protestors in a coordinated campaign to disrupt the event.

Canadian university students have been engaged in a series of protests over the government’s recent decision to substantially raise tuition costs, and have apparently banded together to target and disrupt this weekend’s Grand Prix, which is partially sanctioned by the government.

The appalling poster being used to advertise the student protestsThe students’ plans to disrupt the event are being broadcast on a series of disgusting posters around the city of Montreal.

The posters call for students to gather and disrupt the flow of passengers to the venue on the city’s ‘Yellow’ Metro Line, the only train line that services the Isle Notre Dame, location of the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve.

While clearly outlining the location for the local mounted police to arrest these students, one hopes that the law enforcers will also charge the poster’s artist with a series of bad taste charges as well: keen observer will note that the image depicted is of the appalling accident at the 2001 CART race at the Lausitzring in which Alex Zanardi lost both of his legs.

The image has nothing whatsoever to do with Formula 1 and is the height of ignorance and bad taste.

One could argue that this fool’s university tuition has been completely wasted for this disgraceful piece of graphic design. Evidently he (or she) should be hit with a much higher fee increase as punishment…

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.