F1 » FIA backs Bahrain to stage GP

Motorsport's governing body has said that the Bahrain Grand Prix should go ahead, despite calls for the event to be cancelled for a second straight season.

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April 13, 2012 2:27 PM
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The Bahraini protesters have now said they will have three days of rage over the Grand Prix period. When the body count starts mounting up, which could well include F1 fans, who will take the blame for this silly decision ?

Mark _

April 13, 2012 3:12 PM

Notice how none of the players are taking responsibility for this event. The FIA made it clear that the commercial rights holder is responsible. I wonder how Bernie feels about that? If something does happen just wait for all of the finger pointing and distancing of themselves from this decision.

Some people supporting this event on these threads still don't see why it is wrong to award a race to any government. If you don't want politics involved then keep those in government away from the business of holding races.


April 13, 2012 3:25 PM

mark. you comment on "some people who dont see...". well, the likes of myself dont criticise you for having your opinion. i DO see that it can be a unifying influence, or are you saying hat f1 fans ONLY come from the ruling party?

elijah. notice that it is the protestors who are making the threats of "rage". it IS possible to have peaceful protests and they would be far more effective.

Nikeros - Unregistered

April 13, 2012 5:26 PM

I feel sorry for the drivers who are caught in situations such as this. They don't dare stand up for their moral beliefs if those beliefs are contrary to the money masters dogma. It's a shame that men who merely want to indulge their passion for racing must kneel at the feet of elitist demons or be banished from their profession, which is exactly what would happen to any one of them who really spoke his mind.

Mark _

April 13, 2012 7:03 PM

richard - i thought that you didn't want sport to influence politics. Now you are wanting the race to be used politically to unify people??? You can't have it both ways. Keep goverments out of the business of holding races and politics won't overshadow the event. This is why the US or British races don't have people protesting them based on the policies of those governments. If Obama or Cameron were organizing these events I would expect political protest too. Do you see the difference now?


April 13, 2012 7:39 PM

mark. i made the comment that it could unify people. that is hardly political. can you say that the majority of barhrainis do NOT want the gp to go ahead??
the brits wanted the government to take over the british gp, but the government said no. i dont know about the us race, but i could envisage some protests there.
but what about the chinese race, or the korean race? these are not fully private races either. and then there is the german and belgian races.
no matter what a protestors ultimate aim is, it is not advanced by using arms and causing terror. why, even the us sends their army to other countries because some of the protestors there do not like the us. and that is democracy?

Mark _

April 13, 2012 8:15 PM

richard - thank you for helping to make my point. When governments get involved with holding sporting events politics will interfere with that event. See, you do get it after all. I knew that you understood but you have your heels dug in so deep that it is hard for you to admit it.

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