F1 » 'No-one will ever be forgiven' for going to Bahrain

Britisn MPs have called on drivers, teams and sponosrs to stage a last-ditch boycott of the controversial Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Mango in China.

April 20, 2012 8:07 AM

For Christ sake, this is sport not politics! Let the teams race. There are social problems in most places on the F1 calendar but no one bats an eyelid. If any event should be boycotted it's that farce of the London Olyimpics.

LJ - Unregistered

April 20, 2012 8:12 AM

While I have no love for the Bahrain government, I don't think it's fair MP's sticking their oars in something which shouldn't have anything to do with politics.

I just hope no violence spreads to the circuit.

If anything, protesters using F1 to demonstrate will only put pressure on the current government.

Gustavo - Unregistered

April 20, 2012 8:40 AM

Dear Mr. MP we know you don't care a penny regarding the people of Bahrain and how democratic or not they are. We know you are interested in defending the interests of big corporations which you are sided with. I've never seen you so worried with people of other country I wish you were interested in defending the rights of common British citizens reducing taxes and ending this big brother nightmare that our Kingdom has become. If you are truly worried against human rights violation and letting people voice their opinions I can point you to many sites in the city of London which are hell on earth just like Bahrein. For once I feel happy your voice is not being heard and your lobby is weakened because that means the voice of many big corporations are being ignored in some parts of the world.

Silas Denyer - Unregistered

April 20, 2012 9:36 AM

The struggle of the people of Bahrain is front-page news in the mainstream media today. The debate is brought to the fore. Without F1, that wouldn't have happened, and the people of Bahrain would already be yesterday's news.

F1 has already been a force for considerable good here IMHO. If the drivers / teams wish to make political points, they can all race wearing, say, an armband showing solidarity.

homeheroe - Unregistered

April 20, 2012 9:47 AM

F1 has long stopped being a sport. Its business and at the elites end.. thats why they dont give a hipe... and the sponsors either, they make business with the bareiniess... wake up people, thats the world we have today, and worst for our children tomorrow.

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