F1 » Webber slates F1's lack of 'conscience' over Bahrain

Following the FIA's controversial decision to reinstate the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing star Mark Webber warns that 'F1 and sport in general isn't above having a social responsibility and conscience'

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Mark _

June 05, 2011 6:44 PM
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Given that the opposition has threatened to disrupt the race it is no wonder that they want the GP to proceed.
On the Brazil comparison, at least that race has a lot of history and it is at a track that typically has some of the best races.

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Bahrain F1 Fan - Unregistered

June 05, 2011 6:52 PM
Last Edited 1790 days ago


So since the gulf shiled enetered bahrain in mid march its been very quiet. So let's not predict something bad because what happened was a 21 off thing and not a monthly or yearly thing.

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Bahrain F1 Fan - Unregistered

June 05, 2011 6:56 PM

Mark, the opposition are the shia. And the biggest proof I'm not shia is when I discredited their claim being they are the majority which is another one of their lies.
They for sure should be growing longer noses with all these lies. Lol

moe - Unregistered

June 05, 2011 7:56 PM

Dear All,

We at Bahrain are all happy and proud for being able to host the race again.
We thank the FIA and FOM and WMSC to reconsider to host the event.

Now we all Bahrainis think it's a time to heal and a time to celebrate, this occasion will unite us all together, we need to confirm and agree on the fact that sport makes people unite and that's what all Bahrainis and all people should be concentrating on, who wants the best of Bahrain should support this case and try to bring the sport back because it can only unite,


June 05, 2011 9:41 PM

Commodores you seemed to be looking for an answer from me on pitstop's behalf, no problem although it's only my personal opinion.
If the teams say they are not going that will now leave the FIA and BE in a position in which they can say to the Bahrainis that it was not the FIA decision to cancel and so they will both “the FIA and BE” remain on friendly terms with the Bahrainis which will be useful in the future.
And it will save your patriot from having to say I was against going I even was the only one to have said so, but I was dragged out there to race!


June 06, 2011 12:32 AM

Sunny lets put Marks comment aside for the time being and speak the true character of the Forum which is Motorsport.Their appears to be sufficient arguement without you and I adding fuel to the fire

Pitstop asked how this would effect the championship if it did not proceed. I am also interested. If FOTA make a decision not to proceed would the race be considered a cancellation without penalty to the teams?

If turmoil eventuates onceagain in Bahrain and FIA re-considers the decision how would that be deemed. As a cancellation?.

Lets be friendly on this.


June 06, 2011 4:26 AM

My 2 cents worth. If ALL the teams elect not to travel to Bahrain for safety reasons (remember just like any employee they have a duty of care) and this decision is based on some evidence and not heresay, I cannot see how they can be penalised in any way. If they are made to go in fear of penalties, the opportunity for legal action should anything untoward happen in Bahrain should weigh heavily on the minds of all decision makers. You would have to assume the round would be cancelled.


June 06, 2011 6:12 AM

Commodore S, hope this is as friendly as can be.
An FIA statement.
From a sporting and regulatory point of view, each team that has registered for the championship is obliged to take part in every event of the season, any failure to take part, even for just one championship event, would constitute an infringement both of the concord agreement and the FIA regulations.
But as always one can count on the FIA for stability in regulations!.
Although this was said for a different reason “REMEMBER USF1/CAMPOS/STEFAN GP?” the FIA at that time said, THE TEAMS COULD MISS THREE RACES OUT OF A SEASON.

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