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Lotus hits out at Bahrain GP organisers over comments in statement issued to the press

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April 11, 2012 11:48 AM

im not sure if youre stupid or not, but that is NOT what lotus is mad about.

and it certainly is not what they said in the report.

they are mad about being paraphrased. take any statement out of context and one could be reported as saying positive or negative things.

its obvious to me that the report was very comprehensive and spoke to a wide range of the issues and the barhain organizers simply pulled from the report what they could "use" to help their cause.

nevermind the fact that they breached the CONFIDENTIALITY of the report which is just as bad as misquoting someone.

cancel this race.


April 11, 2012 11:53 AM

Richard, I think that what Lotus are peaved about is that extracts of the confidential report were used. It is one thing to say that you think that the race should go ahead and another to sanction support for the event. Everybody wants the race to go ahead but nobody wants to be perceived as a decision maker in this process. This is "Just in case" something horrific happens. Bernie wants to blame the teams , teams want to blame FIA etc.

Luke - Unregistered

April 11, 2012 12:11 PM

Another reason why the race should NOT go ahead...

No one wants to be singled out out for the decision while the Bahian Money mongers are twisting the facts to suit their own cause. Dont GO !!!! Drop Bahrain or better yet Sub it!


April 11, 2012 12:16 PM

bring back. no, i am not stupid! thanks for the insult! but the lotus report is available on the internet, as is the report from the british ambassador. so why would lotus be concerned about the bahrainis quoting the report, even though they did not state that it was a lotus report?


April 11, 2012 12:49 PM

It is fascinating to see the various parties wriggling and squirming to shove the blame on to someone else should there be an incident. The CEO of the circuit and the President of the local federation have been very quiet on this matter lately.

For those not following closely, these are the same person and he happens to be the crown prince - the one who asked for Saudi troops to come in and sort out the protestors...

Issuing statements, selectively extracted from a confidential report looks a rather desperate move.

Texas Roadhouse

April 11, 2012 1:24 PM

We have to assume that those who see no problem with a confidential document being published in whole, or in part, in the public domain will, therefore, have no issue if any of their own confidential material also appears in a similar fashion.

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