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Bernie Ecclestone says F1 teams aren't worried about the Bahrain Grand Prix

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February 15, 2012 11:14 AM

"The message I got was that there were some kids in trouble with the police" . . .
Wow Bernie, he may be mixing up what is happening in Bahrain with what went on in the UK riots last year, shoot the messenger perhaps.

Mossop - Unregistered

February 15, 2012 11:22 AM

News on the wire is that once the Syrian's have finished demolishing Homs, Herman Tilke is going there to oversee the construction of the new 'Bernie Bribe' Circuit.....


February 15, 2012 11:30 AM
Last Edited 347 days ago

Bernie states...“ the competing teams aren't concerned about safety issues in the Gulf State. We are planning to go." Well, isn't it about human rights abuse, not the teams, not the F1 circus, not your money Bernie?
Further he says..." I've always said that if there was going to be any drama it would be on the Day of Rage" Ah...ummm....wasn't the day of rage originally planned to coincide with the F1's. Why would it not be planned again?

Jayne - Unregistered

February 15, 2012 11:42 AM

What planet does he live on.
F1 has such a big profile and by insisting F1 goes to places like Bahrain is just not right.
Get real Bernie or stand down,cos you ain't got a clue.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

February 15, 2012 12:18 PM

After watching most of the Arab states self-destruct into anarchy, and with Bahrain's people trying to follow the same path, how can Bernie say he has no worries about going there? It would be a tragedy to see just one person working in F1 harmed because Ecclestone is determined to get his money out of Bahrain. I would personally rather wait the additional month to see the next race (oh, the agony) rather than worry about someone not making it out alive because some militant was making a point, or Bernie was making a run for it with his cash box. Is there any way to put F1 back on the right path? Why cant we reopen the French GP or the Austrian GP or Indy, or even San Marino? Anything but these races in horrible places.

Just_a_Fan - Unregistered

February 15, 2012 12:51 PM

Bernard should watch RT news. There was a report this morning about how the latest demonstrations marking the anniversary of Bahrain's reform moment was crushed under the guidance of John Yates, Former London Metropolitan Asst Commissioner.

Does he really think the Bahrain people will suddenly forget their struggles to watch a Formula One race?? They're more likely to use it as a way to protest. And who could blame them since most western media has been turning a blind eye.
I don't want fellow F1 fans, the team members or anyone hurt because of supporting F1.
And are the sponsors of the teams happy about this??

If this turns out to be the colossal f**k-up it seems it's gonna be, F1 is in danger of becoming a joke... With Bernie the chief clown!


February 15, 2012 12:54 PM
Last Edited 1538 days ago

In have spoken against the wisdom of holding the Bahrain Grand Prix in April, however the current British advice is 100 percent in favour of Bernie. Compare the threat levels of Syria with Formula One venues Bahrain and India.

Syria, Threat Level Red
The overall level of the advice has not changed. We advise against all travel to the whole of Syria, British nationals in Syria should leave now by commercial means.

Bahrain, Green
The overall level of advice has not changed there are no travel restrictions in place in this travel advice for Bahrain.

India, Orange Red
The overall level of the advice has not changed, we advise against all travel to specific regions of India and against all but essential travel to other specific regions of India.

Perhaps we should be talking about India. Bahrain is at the moment anyway, definitely on.

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