F1 » Bahrain reveals 'UniF1ed' push for GP

The organisers of the Bahrain Grand Prix are getting on with business as usual despite doubts over the viability of the event.

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Chop Chop - Unregistered

February 20, 2012 3:57 PM

F1 shouldn't go to Bahrain in 2012. Bahrain authority must solve out peacefully its domestic unrest first.
We don't want to see authority oppressing peoples for to host Formula One in there.
Formula One Teams and Drivers are moral obligation for Bahrainese peoples who are struggling with oppressive authority.
Formula One family must show their support for Bahrainese peoples and take an opportunity and urge Bahrain authority to engage with opposition rather than prosecuting and oppressing.
For us as Formula One fan, we can't put Bahrain GP as number one priority before Bahrainese people's welfare and freedom.

p1 - Unregistered

February 20, 2012 4:02 PM

Hands up who missed the Bohrain GP last year? Anyone? Nope thought not.
Hands up who wants to see Bohrain this year? Anyone?
Nope thought not.

Stop continuing with this dull boring GP track and go elsewhere

abqaiqjohn - Unregistered

February 20, 2012 4:26 PM

Another crass remark from Ecclestone "a few kids in trouble with the police"!! Those "kids" are from the 75% of the population that don't get much of a say. BTW I lived in that area for 20 years and visited Bahrain many times so I do have an idea of the situation there.


February 20, 2012 5:09 PM

Horner - "the FIA and promoter have far better access to information than we have, and we'll trust in their judgment at the end of the day."

Are people so socially self-absorbed that they can't make an effort to look at the news?

Richy Rich

February 20, 2012 6:04 PM

With a slogan like, 'UniF1ed, One Nation in Celebration' they pretty much deserve protests on the day if the leaders have their heads in the sands so far as to not see what is going on in their very own county - or are the leaders just trying to create a false impression? I love F1 but I'm backing the protesters, not that I'd be missing the race anyway - there's no way I'd pay for SKum TV. Though I will miss the Beeb's highlights!


February 20, 2012 6:08 PM

nothing really up to date, other than a few protests on the anniversary of last years protests. the british foreign office classify the country as GREEN. ie no travel restrictions.
personally, i trust the teams to make the right decision when the time approaches.

now, answer this. the russian gp is to be held at sochi, two miles from the georgian border where there was a lot of bloodshed a year ago. far far worse than the protest in bahrain, last year. do you also say that f1 should not go there?

TGC - Unregistered

February 20, 2012 6:46 PM

Bahrain is not without its troubles but I don't think staying away will do anything good - it'll just cause further delays to the ongoing reform process. Get off your moral high-horses - this is far from the least democratic or most repressive country that F1 and other sports visit. It is its own business to sort out its own problems and it does seem to be trying.

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