F1 » Crown Prince rebuffs critics of Grand Prix

The Crown Prince of Bahrain has made a strong defence of the holding of this weekend's F1 Grand Prix, despite continuing civil unrest in the country.

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Richy Rich

April 20, 2012 4:22 PM

Of course the (undemocratically elected)'Crown Prince' wants the race to go ahead, he'll look stupid if it didn't. Then again Bernie & the 'Prince' will be looking even more stupid when something goes wrong on race day.
Not that the rest of the world will see the true extent of the protests as it appear Bahrain isn't allowing non-sporting journalists into the country.
I'll be down at Brands Hatch on Sunday for the Truck Racing so I wont catch the race, not that I would have been prepared to watch it anyway. I hope many more boycott it as well.

daz - Unregistered

April 20, 2012 4:47 PM

I dont think it should go head.But I will watch. It make no differants if i do or not.I love F1 so why shouldnt I not watch the race.You could say you shouldnt watch China,But no one was say not to watch it last weekend. Fingers cross they can race and get out there with out any thing happing.


April 20, 2012 5:23 PM

Is it usual to use rubber bullets, stun grenades and foreign troops to 'build bridges and celebrate the nation'?

Its almost as odd as regarding an exploding petrol bomb nearby as not dangerous. Just because no F1 driver has been killed in a race for 18 years doesnt mean F1 is not dangerous...

Note to the gung-ho macho lot - do NOT try that at home to disprove it. It is very dangerous.


April 20, 2012 6:19 PM

When Bernie negotiates with the Crown Prince about the race, which hat does the CP have on... is it
a) Son of the ruler hat
b) government job hat (in charge of the economic portfolio)
c) race track owner hat
d) nephew of the (appointed) Prime Minister hat
e) brother of the military head hat
f) brother of the judicial system hat

so many hats......

and that is why this race will *always* be 'political' regardless of whether there are protests. Not very political though as political parties are banned. More like one great big happy (and rich) family...

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