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Ecclestone: Bahrain GP will be safe

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F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will meet with F1 teams tomorrow to talk about Bahrain GP, and he says that F1 should not get involved in politics in any of the countries that it visits.

“I’m meeting the teams on unrelated matters,” Ecclestone told Autosport. “There’s nothing about Bahrain, or Barcelona or Monaco or anywhere.

“The race is on the calendar. Unless it gets withdrawn by the national sporting authority in the country, we will be there. I don’t see any difference between here [China] and Bahrain. It’s the same. It’s another race on the calendar.”

F1 boss, who confirmed that he plans to be present at the race, is confident that safety will not be a problem in Bahrain.

He believes that protesters in Bahrain have not “got anything against” the grand prix itself.

“I don’t see why it should be,” he said when asked if it is dangerous for team personnel or journalists to go to Bahrain. “I don’t think that the people in Bahrain have got anything against F1 team people or journalists.

“Apparently people there are carrying out their business as normal, I’m told. I’ve not been there. A guy from Lotus went over there to check things out and he said that everything is perfect. It’s business as usual.”

“When we enter a country in the normal way, we don’t deal with the religion or the politics,” he said. “We will go there. If it was a pop singer, they would be there and they would sing. We shouldn’t get involved with other people’s politics in Formula 1 racing.”


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