F1 » Stewart calls on Bahrain to go ahead

Jackie Stewart says the Bahrain Grand Prix needs to go ahead as planned

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Axles of Evil - Unregistered

April 10, 2012 5:32 PM

For once I agree with Jackie. I know there are things happening in Bahrain that I do not agree with. But the same can be said of Russia, China etc. Hell, depending on what side of the fence you sit on, many European/North American countries have carried out atrocities for no other interest than their own.

I say, F1 goes to Bahrain, security is hightened, and they get on with it.

Mart247 - Unregistered

April 10, 2012 5:43 PM

I think I'm right in saying Sir Jackie has a number of "sponsors" or companies over there who he's an ambassador for ! So not too sure this is a unbiased view. Clearly Bernie wants to go as he knows there's a future there in terms of being able to pay the bills and host races instead of the unsteady European financial climate. It's nothing to do with racing, its the politics of racing. For the record Bahrain still paid the race fee last year even though it didn't go ahead, guess Bernie owes them one.


April 10, 2012 8:12 PM

Given SIR Jackie Stewart's major contribution to Motor Sport Drivers Saftey during his racing days, his opinion regarding a safe visit to Bahrain must be weighty.

The Guy called a drivers strike until Safety measures were promised. The number of drivers being injured or far worse was, absolutley, unacceptable. He changed things.

Can't see him being associated with or affected by business pressure.

tie pin - Unregistered

April 10, 2012 11:10 PM

I don't believe they should race there, as I don't believe they should race in Russia or china. Why treat one country's failings differently from another's? Would it be right to take Bernie's circus of glitz and glamour to a track where just a mile or two down the road people are being killed and oppressed just for wanting democracy? Its the same as holding it in Zimbabwe or north Korea, and nobody would dream of holding a race in those countrys

abqaiqjohn - Unregistered

April 11, 2012 11:27 AM

In the last paragraph Sir Jackie says it would affect restaurants,hotels, waiters, waitresses. They are all owned by wealthy Bahrainis or other Arabs and staffed predominently by Asian expats, how much will filter back to the poorer local population??

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