F1 » Bahrain still eyeing 2011 return

Hopes remain high in the Middle East that the Bahrain GP can be rescheduled for later in the 2011 F1 season.

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February 28, 2011 9:01 AM
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I'm not an expert and I might be wrong, but I guess what matters is:
the royal family in Bahrain is famous for exquisite hospitality and honesty when it comes to international display/relationships.
I just hope that, from now on, the family/political system will show more interest and respect also for their own people(no matter what are the tribal or religious origins), allowing them better rights and work.
I'd prefer to see those $40 million in favour of the people, instead of the race reschedule.
Then if it's possible, it would be real cool to have the race as well.

MikeG - Unregistered

February 28, 2011 9:40 AM

I hope that they decide either way before the season opener. The last thing we want is an on again off again situation for the commentators to speculate on over the whole year.

Alan D - Unregistered

February 28, 2011 11:09 AM

F1list: "I just hope that, from now on, the family will show more interest and respect also for their own people"

I think a lot of people are unaware that Bahrain has shown a lot of interest in its own people already. It has a good human rights record. Schooling is available to all and paid for by the state. It also went against the cultural norm when it gave women the right to vote and has appointed women to cabinet positions in an act of positive discrimination.

Following the shootings earlier this month, the king sacked four senior cabinet ministers and ordered the police to drop charges against a leading opposition figure, which has allowed him to return to the country. The protesters in Bahrain are not protesting about the king or the crown prince (who is the F1 race sponsor), they are protesting against the Prime Minister.

Marcus Garvey - Unregistered

February 28, 2011 1:22 PM

no one would miss it if we never went back there again. the tilke track is boring as hell and the races are a snooze fest.

lets get another track on the calender for next year, one not designed by tilke.

Jose - Unregistered

February 28, 2011 3:19 PM

F1, and Bernie's entertainers will have to wait until the people (citizens) of Bahrain decide weather their will be a race any time in the near future. That decision is not now nor in the feature in the hands of the Royal 'whatever' or that gangster called the Prime Minister.
You can bet(Alan D)the people can find better use of 40m Dollars..One thing is certain at this time in Bahrain's history F1 is of no importance

Badman, Jose

Alan D - Unregistered

February 28, 2011 4:16 PM

Jose: "You can bet(Alan D)the people can find better use of 40m Dollars."

Can you find me any country in the world that wouldn't have better things to spend 40 million dollars on than a motor race?

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