F1 » Protests planned, but Bahrain 'not Syria'


Differing views abound as Bahrain prepares to host the F1 circus on a contentious weekend for sport.

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Taz

April 16, 2012 12:15 PM

Wonder how Bernie will deal with his conscience if someone is hurt?...oh hang on he doesn't have one, he's motivated by money so he only see logic and reasoning that revolves round money.

over2u

April 16, 2012 2:22 PM
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Al-Khalifa dynasty backed by the western governments will only crack down harder on the protesters in order to ensure there won't be any trouble for Bernie's circus, Bernie has also ensured the media have packaged the Bahrain GP using spin and selective reporting to justify there decision to push ahead.
As an F1 fan for over 25 years, Bernie's justification to hold a GP in such troubled parts of the world seems wrong. Somehow I don't think much sleep will be lost by people running the circus or by the Al-K's dynasty.

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elijah

April 16, 2012 4:55 PM

We have to wait another week to know if the decision to run the Bahrain race wasn't the worst decision the FIA has ever made. Whatever the outcome will be, I hope Bahrain regained the stability where scenes like this can't be found in the country.

DGAS - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 5:12 PM

Does anyone know how long the contract for staging the Bahrain GP runs for? Just wondering if its the last no matter what happens this weekend..

spaul40 - Unregistered

April 17, 2012 7:06 PM

I wonder what Bernie will do if this situation "blows up" on him (less than peaceful protests - hopefully no injuries or deaths). Will he be made to resign to save face for the owners of F1?

Mark _

April 17, 2012 9:15 PM

spaul40 - no one will take responsibility if there is a problem. The teams will blame the FIA. The FIA will blame Bernie. Bernie will blame the race promoters. The race promoters will blame the media...I mean the protesters. We should just be glad that our jobs don't require us to put on a show to give the appearance that everything is wine and roses.

richard

April 17, 2012 10:04 PM

mark. i know that the race isnt over yet, but i have seen reports from a major sceptic who had been writing dire reports in the papers. he has gone to bahrain, and has done an about turn. now claims that there are no signs of unrest, and has seen or heard nothing bad. other journos are also reporting that all is quiet, and some of the protest groups have promised o disruption. so hopefully all will go with little disruption.

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