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F1 teams calling FIA to postpone 2012 Bahrain GP

F1 teams want FIA to call off or reschedule 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix, now the Bahrain situation is very bad and rising safety condition troubled among ongoing protests in the kingdom.

Formula 1 team member, who shall remain nameless however who said his views were spokesperson, told the Guardian: “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.”

But the team principal who broke rank added: “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.”

“We have a lot of people. Our first and foremost priority has to be our employees. And their families,” the team principal told the Guardian. “That’s what concerns us most, even though we’ve not said anything about it. It seems to me that while there has been some political progress in Bahrain they’re not quite ready. The best thing would be for the race to be postponed until later in the year, or even cancelled.

“But that is a decision that must be made by the FIA, FOM [Formula One Management] and the commercial rights holder. I never anticipated a decision being made until the week before China. I believe Jean Todt is in China, which is interesting.”

Last week F1 world champion Damon Hill Sky Sports commentator who had spoken out in favour of the race taking place earlier in the year, called for a rethink by the FIA. And also Protesters calling F1 to cancel 2012 Bahrain GP

In 2011 Bahrain grand prix was cancelled after more than 40 people died, many after being tortured, following Shia-led protests against the Sunni ruling family.


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