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Ecclestone not concerned about Bahrain safety

Bernie Ecclestone not concerned about safety if Bahrain gets the green light
Bernie Ecclestone says he isn't concerned about safety if the Bahrain Grand Prix is rescheduled to a new date later in the year.

The FIA is due to make a decision on 3 June as to whether or not the event will take place later this year after the season opener was cancelled due to safety concerns after anti-government protests turned violent.

Despite reports that the event is in chaos just days before a state of emergency is due to be lifted [See separate story HERE] Ecclestone said he wasn't concerned about safety if everything goes ahead.

"They are all nice people there and I don't think we'd have any problem," he was quoted by Reuters. "It's just a case of if somebody wants to get a bit of attention, that would probably be a good way to do it. But I don't think from a safety point of view there is anything to worry about.

"[However] we've got to make a decision because the teams want to know what's going on."

The issue was raised during the team principal press conference on Thursday in Monaco ahead of a planned team principal's meeting in the principality although those present were coy about what to expect.

“Well, I understand that there's a team principals' meeting at 5pm [Thursday] to discuss this,” Force India's Vijay Mallya said, “and after that I'm sure it will be debated at the World Motor Sport Council of which I'm a member.

“I think it would be rather inappropriate for me to pre-judge the issue here, so let's wait for all the team principals to meet and to discuss it at the FIA level and see where we go.”



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RD350LC - Unregistered

May 27, 2011 2:07 PM

Three words say all you need to know about this statement Money, Money, Money Just a shame he isn’t considering compassion, justice, morals Or respect for human rights



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