Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Bahrain, 2010

Ecclestone concerned by protest threat to Bahrain Grand Prix

2011 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Bahrain, 2010
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Bahrain, 2010

Bernie Ecclestone says he is keeping a close eye on reports that the Bahrain Grand Prix is being threatened by protesters.

Two people have been killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces.

Arabian Business quoted the vice president of Bahrain’s Center for Human Rights saying: “For sure F1 is not going to be peaceful this time.

??[There will] be lots of journalists, a lot of people looking and [the government] will react in a stupid manner as they did today and yesterday. And that will be bloody but will be more publicised.??

Bernie Ecclestone admitted his concerns over the race in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, saying: “The danger is obvious isn?t it?

“If these people wanted to make a fuss and get worldwide recognition it would be bloody easy, wouldn?t it? You start making a problem on the start grid in Bahrain and it would get worldwide coverage.”

Practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix starts on Friday 11th March. Prior to that the teams are due to test there on March 3rd-6th. The GP2 Asia series is scheduled to race there on Friday and Saturday

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