F1 » F1 a victim as Bahrain stamps out smoking.

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Allan - Unregistered

February 26, 2008 10:11 AM

How ironic! One of the reasons Bahrain got a race in the first place was because they allowed cigarette advertising! Perhaps Bernie will have to find new venues? Outer Mongolia/Chad/Uzbekhistan possibly???

Calvin - Unregistered

February 26, 2008 2:29 PM

FooAtari, you forget that Ferrari are "special" to F1 and can do almost whatever they like, and thumb their noses up at the other teams who can't.

ferret .

February 26, 2008 5:47 PM

Well it is about time the sport went completely tabacco/cigarette advertising/sponsor free!
I remember Williams were the first team to do away with the cigarette sponsor/livery!
How many more years do Ferrari have left with marlboro as a sponsor?
The other way around it is, make smoking completely illegal!
But cannot not see that happening in my life time as there is alot of revinue made from cigarettes! :rolleyes:

dmx - Unregistered

February 26, 2008 8:04 PM

"Despite the ban, most teams appear to have found alternative sources of funding, with only the smallest teams struggling to find the backing needed to compete."

Like Honda?

Phil - Unregistered

February 26, 2008 10:03 PM

Tobacco was supposed to be out of F1 several years ago. Good for Bahrain. No country should allow F1 tobacco advertising . And shame on Ferari for not finding another sponsor.

yan - Unregistered

April 06, 2008 3:27 PM

You guys are obviously victim to the nanny state where people can only be told what to and what not to do. Cigarette, beer and any other advertising should be allowed anywhere in f1, billboards, tv etc worldwide, its just promotion,its not forcing you to do something, it doesn't even tell you in most cases what the brandname is for. If some people decide to go buy some Marlboro and drink some kingfisher then thats upto them.

Whatever happened to free speach and the right to do things? Its politicaly correct people that help all this 'lets ban everthing' legislation go through. In a few years when its against the law to eat chocolate or cross the road you'll wish you'd wised up earlier.

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