Theywill never have time to greive for their loss because you grieve for close love ones every day of your life.Bobdredds wrote:I can understand your points but it isn't quite as simple as that in my view. There is a clear message coming from inside Bahrain that people dont want the race and widespread protests are planned in every city in the country if it goes ahead.
"NABEEL RAJAB - BAHRAIN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS PRESIDENT
"It's a very sad moment. It seems that their [Formula 1 organisers] benefit and their interest has more importance than the human rights of people in this part of the region.
"It's very upsetting, and the people are very upset.
"Already they have called the day of that racing 'a day of rage', where they're going to come out everywhere, in every city of Bahrain, to show anger to what the Bahrain government, the Bahrain regime, is doing towards their own people."
While it makes no difference to some and there is an argument that F1 could be used to mend bridges, in my view it is too soon and shows a lack of respect to the victims and their families who wont have enough time to grieve for their loss. Personally I wouldn't be comfortable watching it. I can't remember the last time I missed a race but I enjoy all of them anyway. However there are more important things in life than an F1 race.
But then, what has that got to do with Formula 1? They go to a track, race cars around, and go to the next track. Formula 1 has a contract there and it should be honoured. I just dont understand why Formula 1 should take a moral stance. Shouldnt it then take a Moral Stance against China and their long history of opression and murdering its own civillians who oppose? Should we not goto korea? Should we not go Brasil because of the fact that, Drivers and team members were mugged at gunpoint?
You cant make rules for one, rules for another. A countries business has nothing to do with F1. If people want to go to the grand prix, they will. And Im willing to bet you that the grandstands will be packed with these so called protesters because in the end, it brings alot of revenue to Bahrain and to be quite frank, it aint our business. We watch the sport, the sport goes to bahrain, and we watch it.
If people want to boycott it then I suggest you Boycott China and korea for similar reasons of opression, India for their disgraceful treatment of the people in slums and Brazil for its high crime rate and the fact that its people held team members and drivers at gunpoint.
but none of the hypocrits will do. Just like they will watch the bahrain race. Fact is, every country has dirty secrets, and has issues we dont agree morally with. Its not Formula 1's fault, it isnt their place either to take the moral high ground.
So actually Id like to ask everyone this; Why dont you agree with the Bahrain GP?