F1 Teams want Bahrain GP scrapped

The F1 teams want the FIA to scrap, or in the very least postpone the upcoming Bahrain Grand Prix. The race which is scheduled to be held on April 22nd has faced much opposition from fans on Twitter and Facebook and until today, the teams had backed the FIA’s decision. But now it seems that opinions have changed.

A team principle of one of the leading teams (Who wished to remain name-less and said his views were representative ) told The Guardian in an interview “I feel very uncomfortable about going to Bahrain. If I’m brutally frank, the only way they can pull this race off without incident is to have a complete military lockdown there. And I think that would be unacceptable, both for F1 and for Bahrain. But I don’t see any other way they can do it.”

Jean Todt, President of the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone, the commercial rights holder have both insisted that the Grand Prix will go ahead. But the team principal interviewed said “We’re all hoping the FIA calls it off. From a purely legal point of view, in terms of insurance and government advice, we are clear to go. But what we find worrying is that there are issues happening every day.”

Last years Grand Prix was called off after more than 40 people died after clashes with police in protest against the Kingdom. Just a few days ago a 22 year old man was killed after being shot by Militia supporting the police in anti-F1 protests.

See here for details https://bensweeneysf1blog.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/civilian-killed-in-f1-protest/

If you still believe that the Bahrain Grand Prix should go ahead, please take a look at this video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS6XzoHKDdQ&feature=youtu.be&fb_source=message


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