Bahrain: The neverending story.

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Bahrain: The neverending story.

Postby Tanya » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:51 pm

The violence continues at Bahrain leaving many to wonder if this GP will go on as scheduled or will it be called off on the last minute. Bernie said as long as they want F1, they'll be there, but protesters made it very clear that if F1 arrives in Bahrain, they will protest.
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Re: Bahrain: The neverending story.

Postby Tufty » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:41 pm

Then we shouldn't be there. F1 is a sport. If Bernie doesn't want it being used to highlight Bahrain's political problems by avoiding the country, then it shouldn't be used for the same purpose for being there, which it will if the weekend goes ahead.

For the record, I hold the same view for both GP2 weekends, which has [almost] nothing to do with the fact that my Sky laptop will likely be in for repairs at least over the first of the two back-to-back weekends there.
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Re: Bahrain: The neverending story.

Postby Tanya » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:01 am

The FIA has released a statement confirming the Grand Prix will go on as scheduled. I have a bad feeling about this. If things are bad now, just imagine how it will be once the F1 circus arrives.
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Re: Bahrain: The neverending story.

Postby Tufty » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:19 am

In some ways I want it to kick off, so the FIA learns how stupid it's been. That said, I fear for the protesters' lives if they do so.
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Re: Bahrain: The neverending story.

Postby Tanya » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:54 pm

I fear for everyone's safety.

Interesting note: Bernie was asked by a female journalist if he will be at Bahrain and from what I heard, he gave her a mean look (almost as if he wanted to slap her) and said "That's a stupid question and you will get a stupid answer". And according to him, the teams are excited to travel to Bahrain (if anyone believes that, then you will also believe the clouds are made of cotton candy).

On Facebook, I talk to a man named Trent Price and he wrote an interesting article regarding the situation and it's a good read.
http://richlandf1.com/?p=968
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Re: Bahrain: The neverending story.

Postby Tufty » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:42 pm

*Chews cloud thoughtfully*
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Re: Bahrain: The neverending story.

Postby Tanya » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:56 pm

Well, I've read an employee from Williams quit her job based on moral grounds regarding Bahrain and as much as Bernie can say everyone is thrilled with going to Bahrain, according to F1 journalists who were in Shanghai tell a different story. They report people are concerned and nervous.

One reporter is already in Bahrain and says so far, everything is fine, but the people there claim that all hell is scheduled to break loose beginning Friday.
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Re: Bahrain: The neverending story.

Postby Tanya » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:58 pm

I've also made a personal decision to not watch the GP this weekend. It doesn't feel right at all. I do hope that everything goes smoothly, but for now, I don't think that will be the case.
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Re: Bahrain: The neverending story.

Postby Tufty » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:51 pm

Joking aside, I would join you in that gesture if I wasn't writing the review.

As I said last year, I'll happily make the article particularly in-depth this weekend for all those who don't wish to watch the race.
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Re: Bahrain: The neverending story.

Postby siberianlady » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:13 pm

I am just glad nothing more sinister happened and pray for the safety and wellbeing of the GP2 teams who are still there for the racing this weekend.
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I lived there for 3 years and can only say that as a woman I will never go there again of my own free will.
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