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Bahrain GP Cancelled

Do you think the Bahrain GP should be cancelled or rescheduled due to the pro-democracy protest there and the government's heavy-handed response? Or is the $$$ involved more important than the politics and safety?

What you think of F1's image given Bernie's recent comments?

Formula One: Ecclestone’s comments on Bahrain could cause backlash - AutoWeek Magazine
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If there is a risk of people being hurt, it should be cancelled or at least post poned; IMO.
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Cancelled.
Source (French):
Le Figaro - Auto-Moto : GP Bahreďn : le report se précise

Now from "France24":
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BREAKING NEWS
Bahrain Formula One opener cancelled following political unrest
Grand Prix organisers officially cancelled the opening race of the Formula One season in Bahrain because of anti-government protests and widespread unrest across the country.
And USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/motor...00106070_x.htm

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about time...

Glad to see Bernie (or someone) finally got a clue. Last I saw he had fobbed off the decision to the head of security forces in Bahrain (who was not running F1 as far as I know.) Bernie just can't stand the idea of losing one dime of revenue if he can help it.
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WHOA .......

Sounds like being VERY close to politics here....



chief.......walking the line
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I think there might be a line between greater international affairs and blue vs red bickering... hopefully room for some intelligent discussion. of course I could be wrong.
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... Bernie just can't stand the idea of losing one dime of revenue if he can help it.
...remember the Indy fiasco?..he made his money and didn't give a rodent's behind about the fans...

jetfuel....my 1c...and screw Bernie...
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...remember the Indy fiasco?..he made his money and didn't give a rodent's behind about the fans...

jetfuel....my 1c...and screw Bernie...
I was there for that one; still can't believe he let the Indy F1 race idea fall apart - it's a great track.
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Dang...I had to decide between the royal wedding or the bahrain race ( couldn't afford to do both) so I declined the royal invite! Guess there is still time to book Monaco GP.
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