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F1 2013 POLL: Should F1 go to Bahrain?

F1 heads back to Bahrain this weekend despite the ongoing political unrest and protests in the Gulf State - but should the sport be visiting Bahrain or should it be staying away?
After the 2011 event was postponed, reinstated and then cancelled for good, few expected Bahrain to feature on the 2012 F1 calendar.

The race did however take place despite the on-going situation in the Gulf State, with the Grand Prix itself passing without major incident despite the tension simmering away in the background.

That's not to say that F1 teams didn't encounter any trouble while on Bahraini soil, with Force India electing to miss the second Friday practice session in order to make sure that team members could return to their hotel before darkness fell - the decision coming after a hire car with four team members were caught up in rioting on the Wednesday before the race.

Twelve months on and the protests continue in the country, with protestors campaigning against the fact that the race is set to run again this weekend.

Bahrain has promised that 'appropriate security measures' will be taken, while Bernie Ecclestone has said that he doesn't want to see any trouble and is 'extremely sympathetic' to the opposition.

That hasn't prevented an all-party parliamentary group from making calls for the race to be cancelled, while former F1 champion Damon Hill says Bahrain shouldn't host a race as it could be used a political tool in the ongoing struggles.

So which side of the fence do you sit on? Cast your vote by clicking HERE and let us know your thoughts in the comments below…



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elijah

April 16, 2013 12:00 PM

Damon Hill is correct. Until some stability is brought back to Bahrain, the race there should be removed from the calendar. However the race will be run this weekend so let's just hope fans and teams can enjoy the grand prix without incident.

Lar - Unregistered

April 16, 2013 10:45 PM

Berni and todd are interested in one thing an one thing only and it’s not politics religion government or principals ... it is the ultimate reason.. MONEY.. Bernis and Todds sole God .. Money ... It doesn’t matter how many people Die their age or sex once the 2 boys get their MONEY that’s all that’s matters .. the only thing we can do is send the message to Sky and BBC that we won’t watch .. hit the sponsors and advertisers .. no viewers no point in advertising !!!! it is time we let our voices be heard or forever be silent .... and yes I am a long time serious F! Fan but I have my price and standards ....



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