Hi-tech gadgets brought in to protect Lewis Hamilton and other F1 drivers from terrorist drone attacks at British GP

Measures are being taken to protect F1 drivers from drones and other weapons (Photo: WENN.com)

F1 bosses are reportedly set to unleash the latest anti-terrorism measures to ensure the safety of Lewis Hamilton and his fellow drivers against potential attacks at the British Grand Prix.

Net guns and electronic jammers are being brought in to prevent potential drone interference during the showcase event at Silverstone.

There are worries the race, which will be attended by tens of thousands of motoring fans, could become a terrorist target following incidents in Westminster and other European capitals.

Drivers racing at the Spanish Grand Prix (Photo: David Ramos)
Lewis Hamilton will be protected from drone strikes (Photo: Getty Images Europe)

Net guns are used to capture flying objects as they open up a mesh to surround alien engines.

Electronic jammers interfere with drones’ radio frequencies and cause them to stop working properly, and allow a third party to take control.

Silverstone management have enlisted the services of Drone Defence for the race, The Mail on Sunday reported.

The firm’s founder Richard Gill told the paper: “Outdoor events, festivals and sporting venues are all very attractive targets for rogue drone users.

The firm’s founder Richard Gill told the paper: “Outdoor events, festivals and sporting venues are all very attractive targets for rogue drone users.

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