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The right decision was made, says Webber

Mark Webber: It's probably not the best time to go there for a sporting event. They have bigger things, bigger priorities.
Mark Webber believes the right decision has been made following the announcement the Bahrain Grand Prix has been cancelled.

Speaking following the confirmation on Monday [see separate story – click here], he added that his focus will now shift to the new opener in his home country on March 27.

“I think the right decision was made, in light of what is going on, so we look forward to Melbourne instead,” said the Aussie. “It would have been nice to go to Bahrain, but hopefully it can stage the race again.

“As for starting in Melbourne, it's my home race and, as always, I'm looking forward to it. It is a sensational event, we're in good shape as a team, so I hope to go there and get a very good result.”

BBC F1 commentator and former F1 driver Martin Brundle meanwhile concurred that going to Bahrain would not have been appropriate.

"I don't think we were looking forward to going to Bahrain, shouting about a pole position lap or applauding a podium, when they've had so much turmoil there," he added in an interview with thefirstpost.co.uk.

"The deaths and injuries have been a tragedy. It is absolutely the right decision for F1."

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February 22, 2011 11:29 AM

Well well well, the silence has been broken. Thank God a driver or some sort of rep. has spoken up. Coz everyone else now seems soft. MW has been the only person within the whole of F1 to make a statement. The bloke just goes further up in my book!

Jez - Unregistered

February 23, 2011 3:23 AM

For all those MW haters posting on various articles pertaining predominantly to MW's opinion (how stupid are you lot - may I suggest not reading said articles if you find them so unbearable?) - I'm beginning to form a theory on why we read the headline "Webber: (insert topic unrelated to race results here)" so often. When the motorsport media are gagging for a printable comment from someone, anyone, within F1 I expect they are now just bypassing the watered down Diet-Coke version of racing drivers in Hamilton, et al. in favour of someone who will actually speak his mind and call a spade a f-ing shovel. I can't see MW calling a press conference to give his opinion on all and sundry. I can, however, see him being approached by reporters from all over the place with questions beginning with "How do you feel about..." because they know they'll get more of a response than a thinly veiled attempt to protect one B. Ecclestone's interests (I'm looking at you, Vettel).

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