Exactly my position.
The only, and I mean ONLY reason that an F1 race should not take place is on safety grounds. If the safety of F1 drivers and crew cannot be guaranteed, then the race shouldn't take place.
Sport and politics don't mix.
Really I don't mind if they have a race there or not but it should be for the right reason and that's safety of all involved, clearly the Bahraini were able to convince 26 WMSC members that they can guarantee safety so it goes ahead (for now).
I agree but you can't make teams or people go, so those refusing to race in Bahrain will have to accept the (financial & sporting) consequences of that decision as well.
It all seems like a lot of bother over nothing. Will the teams and drivers be safe? If so then they must race. Teams and drivers can't decide on an ad-hoc basis as to which races they will and won't compete in.
Edited by Wi000, 04 June 2011 - 14:46.