F1 » Lords urge F1 to avoid Bahrain

Members of the UK House of Lords have added their voice to objections surrounding the continued inclusion of the Bahrain Grand Prix on the 2012 F1 schedule.

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Craig - Unregistered

February 10, 2012 11:55 AM

Simple. The leech Ecclestone and his parasites only care about money. And I LOVE Formula 1... Just wish there was less focus on money and more on motor racing...


February 10, 2012 12:35 PM
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We are continually seeing people shot and shelled every day in Syria, and despite the efforts of the UN nothing it seems can be done about it except sanctions. Syria is not Bahrain, but it is part of this Arab uprising we our seeing all over.

Bernie is caught between the Bahrain oil money and now the Lord's, so I can see public opinion and events forcing him to postpone the Bahrain Grand Prix . Formula One simply can't be seen as condoning human oppression.

Derya - Unregistered

February 10, 2012 12:45 PM

What the feck has it got to do with British Lords where F1 races, stick to robbing the poor in your country before you critic others

go ride your horse your highness Bernie knows best

RD350LC - Unregistered

February 10, 2012 1:11 PM

Unfortunately the only way that the race is likely to get cancelled/postponed is if the sponsors apply pressure on the teams they sponsor not to go
As otherwise the same old rule of if they pay up they can have a race will apply


February 10, 2012 1:20 PM

RD350LC, it has been reported that a Brit has been badly beaten up and had some fingers chopped off. An April Bahrain grand prix could be a bloody bloodbath for fans as well as locals, and I don't think anyone wants that .


February 10, 2012 1:48 PM

RD350LC, I don't think Bernie or any sponsors can take that risk of any fans being caught up in the continued violence down there.

Bahrain doesn't feature really in the news but the closer we do get to the Grand Prix the more insurgents will battle against the ruling powers and capture the headlines. It's the only way they can increase pressure on the king to get what they want.

Bernie goes where the money is, but I could be wrong about this, it was the danger risk to fans and teams that stopped him from running the Bahrain race last year.

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