F1 » Protest death casts new cloud over Bahrain

Increased reporting of the situation in Bahrain shows that last week's positive vibe about the country's grand prix could yet be misplaced.

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f1fanatic - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 6:38 PM

"A proper country is one where there is no war on, no civil unrest and where people live show a decent standard of living." - Donald.

If this were to be true, then we can't race anywhere. Most Americans can't point out Europe in a a map? How is that relevant to this forum? Granted there are not so smart people in America, but I can bet you any amount of money that there are imbeciles living in Europe too. So don't spew your personal hatred.
F1 shouldn't go to Bahrain right now because people are getting killed in their pursuit of democracy. If you had grown up in a country where freedom was repressed, maybe you would feel differently.


April 02, 2012 6:52 PM
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Donald, what is wrong with you? Bahrain and Abu Dhabi could be axed for all I care, but I think the Austin track looks absolutely brilliant, Sepang has proven quite popular with the drivers and Buddh wasn't bad either. All of these are certainly way better than Imola, a track I'm sure no race fan will miss as it was all but impossible to overtake there. No amount of screaming tifosi could make those procession races exciting. I think we could easily ditch the Hungaroring too on account of providing crap racing. Silverstone is also notoriously difficult to overtake on but at least it is a a flowing, challenging track.

Personally I think that F1 really should be racing on the very best and most challenging circuits (which would obviously need to be safe aswell), regardless of where in the world they are! That way, if you wanted a GP, you'd have to build a circuit worthy of one!

Mark _

April 02, 2012 6:52 PM

Donald - since it is apparent by your comments that you know even less about F1 than you do about the US I will explain it for you. Tracks don't get to host Grand Prixs, countries do. Imola is in Italy and they already have a GP. I don't really like the idea of any country (including the US) holding more than one race. Besides, Imola was ruined after the post Senna changes. Even Indy produced better races than the current Imola layout does.

Besides do we really want to see your tarts full of bangers that got lost on the way to the crickett test? Cheers matey!

Andre - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 6:55 PM

Reading some of these comments reminds me why they hate us so damn much. The realities of the world escape so many of you, clueless as to how many people put their lives on the line every day just so you can live on safely in your ignorant bliss.

Nevermind - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 6:59 PM

f1fanatic. Out of curiousity, did you grow up in a country where freedom was repressed? Do you pay tax? How much is petrol in your country? Does it provide free healthcare? Do you get social welfare? Can you retire after serving 20 years of work combined? I ask because in Bahrain, the answers to the above questions would be favorable to the current ruling family in Bahrain.

People in Bahrain are getting killed in the pursuit of an even more repressive regime modeled on that wonderful bastion of freedom, Shia ruled Iran. Democracy is not always at the top of the agenda here. Bahrain is where people from other Muslim countries go to to party, some people don't like that. Bahrain got caught up in the euphoria of the Arab Spring movement of last year and if one was inclined, a quick google search for unrest in Bahrain will tell you that this is not new, it happened in the 90's and before that aswell. In places like this where they do thing a bit differently, you have to allow f

Donald - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 7:15 PM
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There would be nothing wrong with Imola and Monza both having GP's. They did it many times in the past, when F1 was at it's peak. After all, Spain gets two GP's a year. In fact, Imola can take the place of Valencia, which an even worse street circuit than Ceasars Palace was.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Agenda post removed.


April 02, 2012 7:25 PM
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I have a brother and a number of friends who lives in the US and they are fans of F1 and know of Vettel, Button et all. There are a couple of posters, Rob01 and I believe Spaghettieddie (correct me), here in Crash who are from the US who have talked about F1. NYC? There are plans for a race over there in the future. Granted Nascar is the norm over in the US there is still an appreciation of motorsport.


April 02, 2012 7:31 PM

donald. some of your comments are ok, but to be so critical of other countries cultures and calling them uncivilised and third world, is downright insulting. just because they do not have a culture that is the same as what the western world espouses, is no reason to insult them.

and as regards usa, yes, they have a lot of sports that are more popuar than f1, but at least they are trying to make it more popular


April 02, 2012 7:33 PM
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"to be so critical of other countries cultures and calling them uncivilised and third world, is downright insulting. just because they do not have a culture that is the same as what the western world espouses, is no reason to insult them."

Posted by richard (O minute ago)

Well said richard. That bit I agree. :)

Mark _

April 02, 2012 7:34 PM

Donald - I replied to your US bashing not in defense of the race in Bahrain. I don't see why F1 needs to be common knowledge with random people on the street when we had no problem with attendance at our races. Check out how many more people attended races at Indy than at most races in Europe. You might be surprised. If F1 was competing with crickett and snooker it might be more popular here too.

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