F1 » Bahrain still firmly focussed on F1 2011 calendar slot

Bahrain Grand Prix organisers remain determined to find a way to reinstate the cancelled curtain-raising outing at a later date on the F1 2011 calendar

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RD350LC - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 12:38 PM

This race should be removed from the calendar permanently after the recent brutality towards the citizens of Bahrain by their own security forces & foreign troops invited in by the government
Morels should dictate that is off until a new regime is in power
But we all know that morels mean nothing to the man who sells races to the highest bidder

RD350LC - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 1:39 PM

Just read the article again & whoever wrote it has defiantly put a fair bit of spin on the situation
It reads
“in the light of violent protests”
surly that should be “In the light of violent oppression of peaceful protestors”

bah - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 1:45 PM

Even if the country gives the all clear teams should boycott this race. Still there are severe human rights violations.

F1 should not come to Bahrain if it wants to save its image otherwise it will be associated with oppressive dictators that resort to extreme violence to silence its people.

PaulW - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 1:52 PM

Welcome to the moral abyss of F1 racing. I think it is disgusting that no team, no driver and no personality has spoken out against F1's attempt to do "business as usual" with Bahrain. Perhaps they will have emptied a few prison cells in time to accomodate the F1 circus when it comes to town.

This merits a serious questioning as to why any of us support such a morally bankrupt sport.

RD350LC - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 2:01 PM

Well said PaulW that is a question I find myself asking more & more
and With a moral vacuum holding the commercial rights I cannot see anything changing soon

RD350LC - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 2:59 PM

tommivo, you have a very valid point
I would shed no tears if Shanghai was removed & would probably die of shock if it was done for moral or human rights reasons
But It would do the image of F1 the world of good
But we all know it will never happen as money is the driving factor

Dan - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 3:58 PM

Eh, the tracks ok, but i'd much rather see A1 ring, Imola or Magny Cours restored to the calendar.

Historical tracks that will always pull spectators.

Without the fans the sport would be nowhere.

RD350LC - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 4:07 PM

Dan, I think you are in the minority with the “The tracks ok” statement
& unfortunately the fans count for nothing in F1 any more it is all about corporate hospitality, and dumbing it down enough so a casual viewer of the TV can watch driver X from their own country
It makes me sad to say it but it is far from sport now & almost a pure exercise in revenue generation with some entertainment thrown in

Liam - Unregistered

April 13, 2011 5:58 PM

Dan I completely agree i've been saying for months formula 1 should go back to those 3 tracks, proper tracks but i think Bahrain should be srapped from the calender not only because the track is rubbish but because of the unrest that is still going on there, you'll be putting the Formula 1 circus at risk with so much violence. Bernie have some common sense for once and take the money glasses off, stop giving Bahrain hope it'll be there this year take it away completely.

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