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Should F1 return to Bahrain 2013


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Poll: Bahrain 2013 (84 member(s) have cast votes)

Should F1 return to Bahrain in 2013

  1. Yes (26 votes [30.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.95%

  2. No (51 votes [60.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.71%

  3. Maybe (7 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

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#1 windy1603

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 13:28

Latest reports from Bahrain still show some serious issue. Should F1 "support" such actions. Teams are finding sponsers hard to find during the downturn would companies be happy to spend money to be associated with this

Health workers sentenced in Bahrain

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#2 Sakae

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:41

Unequivocally yes, they should.

#3 jjcale

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:45

Hell no - can we have a poll option, please.

#4 Trust

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:45

Maybe.

#5 windy1603

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:33

Hell no - can we have a poll option, please.

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#6 metz

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:43

If anybody followed the political situation with Bahrain on this BB last year, it should be obvious that F1 and politics must not mix.

#7 Risil

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:58

If anybody followed the political situation with Bahrain on this BB last year, it should be obvious that F1 and politics must not mix.


So, is that an argument for or against the Bahrain GP? ;)

#8 Fastcake

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 19:20

Well if it went ahead this year then I don't see why it shouldn't happen next year. Bahrain has become somewhat more peaceful since the Grand Prix this year, and the primary concern should be the safety of those involved. Much as I disagreed with the race taking place, if it was deemed safe this year then it would have to become much more dangerous to be cancelled again.

#9 BRG

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 19:51

F1 should never have gone there in the first place, politics notwithstanding.

#10 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:12

Boring race track, but that's not the question. So yes, they should go back.

#11 scheivlak

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:27

Bahrain has become somewhat more peaceful since the Grand Prix this year

Not really.
I voted 'no', I thought about "maybe" - but that depends on the regime changing its behaviour towards people opposing them.

#12 Tombstone

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 22:24

Anywhere but Bahrain. Just ANYWHERE.

It's sh1t.

#13 johnmhinds

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 23:07

Politics shouldn't affect the sport and where it races, as long as the drivers teams and spectators are safe the event should go ahead.

But like everyone has said the track is just a bad design and they shouldn't be there for that reason.

#14 ViMaMo

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:58

No.

#15 muramasa

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:23

Politics shouldn't affect the sport and where it races, as long as the drivers teams and spectators are safe the event should go ahead.

e x a c t l y.


#16 Shiroo

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:09

Track is fine, especially taht last season it produced great racing (though some shit tracks also did the same).

And F1 should never mix with politics.

So go back

#17 Jimisgod

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:52

Can't wait for the Syrian GP. Every little tinpot dictatorship needs a GP.

No. Awful track, bad location. Either Turkey to return or Mexico please.

#18 noikeee

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:09

They should have boycotted it this year when the situation was dodgier, now to skip it would make as much sense as skipping the Chinese GP for human rights abuse in China.

"We knew things were wrong here but condoned it for a while being best mates with the circuit owners which happen to be the government as well, but now suddenly we're backtracking and taking the moral high ground to show how much better we are than these filthy bastards, which used to be our mates and have done nothing different since." Great political statement, heh.