A PROTESTER ran on to the track during the British Grand Prix yesterday, forcing drivers to swerve at up to 185mph as they narrowly avoided him.
Defrocked priest Neil Horan, 54, wearing a kilt and Tam O’shanter, was carrying a placard saying “Read the Bible – The Bible Is Always Right”.
He was bundled to the ground by a race marshal as organisers sent out the safety car to slow down the Formula One cars. Toyota driver Cristiano da Matta said: “I missed him by centimetres. God knows what would have happened to him and me if I had hit him.”
It was later suggested that Horan – who says his mission is to spread joy in the world – was trying to perform his peace dance.
It was Lap 12 when Irish-born Horan, with his country’s tricolour around his waist, scaled a 20ft fence and got on to the fastest section of the Silverstone circuit, Northants.
Maybe he misunderstood Hebrews 12 and thought it said.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance into the race that is set before us