F1 » Bahrain coughs up for the grand prix that never was


F1 commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that despite his earlier assurance to the contrary, Bahrain Grand Prix organisers have nonetheless paid for their abortive 2011 race

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IanM - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 11:32 AM

I love how Bernie says he offered them their money back back but they said no dont bother its OK...

Will Berniwe nbe showing us that in writing??? Because it does not sound like the world the rest of us have to live in.

Stuart - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 12:27 PM

Anyone see that documentary on the BBC about the middle-east riots and particularly Bahrain?

The government shooting protesters in cold blood and arresting the doctors and nurses for treating any injuries to the protesters.
Why should F1 go to a country like this? Oh yeah...money.

I say never go back, but then I'm not an old money-mad, 4-foot, grey-haired coward.

Oli - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 12:31 PM

'25m - Oh don't bother' - Oh how some spoilt some people are with their lives.

If this 25 million is such peanuts that none of you want it, then why doesn't Bernie donate it to charity, or put in into a young driver scheme of some kind?

How about a donation to the people of Japan to help them rebuild their lives?

Don't worry Mr Ecclestone, I won't hold my breath....

Oli

Oli - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 12:31 PM

'25m - Oh don't bother' - Oh how some spoilt some people are with their lives.

If this 25 millin is such peanuts that none of you want it, then why doesn't Bernie donate it to charity, or put in into a young driver scheme of some kind?

How about a donation to the people of Japan to help them rebuild their lives?

Don't worry Mr Ecclestone, I won't hold my breath....

Oli

HyProGlo - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 12:53 PM

I have a GREAT idea! Since Bahrain has paid for a race they didnt have, why not let them host TWO races next year? Season opener, and season ender!

Great idea, dontchathink?

:D

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