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Damon Hill says F1 can head back to Bahrain with a clear conscience in 2012

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Pingleyom - Unregistered

January 18, 2012 2:06 PM

What about the doctors and medical personnel imprisoned for treating casualties from the riots? We cannot race without proper medical backup, and we owe it to these guys. After all doctors are doctors aren't they

RD350LC - Unregistered

January 18, 2012 2:40 PM

Hes already talking like a long standing $ly (Murdoch) employee
Just saying what his paymasters tell him to
Another person I now have 0 respect for due to taking tainted money


January 18, 2012 3:24 PM
Last Edited 1564 days ago

josh. i did not rate hill as a driver of exceptional talent, however i do rate him as an honorable person.
i dont see why you choose to attack me for my opinions. i dont attack you for yours.
but yes, my opinion still stands. as long as there is no trouble in bahrain, and it remains that way, then go ahead, race.
if you want to side with every dissident group, that is your perogative. do you side with eta and want the spanish gp cancelled? do you want the indian gp cancelled? do you want the chinese gp cancelled? etc etc

jose - Unregistered

January 18, 2012 5:22 PM

"This time, Formula One can go to Bahrain with a clear conscience and not just as a tool for some sort of cover-up."

That cover up has been going on from jump-street
Nothing has changed. Methinks Mr. Hill seeks with forked tongue..
This old Dog is never surprised what People will do, or say to simply make money.
Missing is Stewart and Lauda, matters little. Now we have Mr. Hill
his conscience is clear, of course the past means nothing.
Bahrain money-junkies are totally ignorant. Simple fact of history,
in the end the people will get what they want..
To richards some things in life are more important than F1 racing..

From the Dog House,


January 18, 2012 5:49 PM

Hill's (and other commenters') analogy with different countries with problems is misplaced. The Crown Prince who organises the race is directly and immediately responsible for both the repression of the riots, and the conditions which brought them about. I don't think many of the 2011 London rioters were complaining about the BRDC.

Holding the race will help the regime present a front of calm and reconciliation which is in fact far from the case. This will work because F1 is all-important to the regime's image, as its only big international event: you could hardly say the same is true of the Chinese or Turkish race.

Moreover, unlike e.g. people who support ETA or London's rioters, the people of Bahrain have essentially no opportunity at all to get a hearing, so any 'reconciliation' is in fact a process where the regime bloodily silences them then makes a few sops of reform purely to reassure the outside world (UN, countries that supply arms, even F1) that the country are OK, nothing

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