Why is the spotlight only on Bahrain
Formula 1 is in Bahrain and good for it being there.
For the record, before I start, I respect and understand opposing opinions..
Anyway, F1 as a whole has decided to go to Bahrain. Teams, press and pundits are reporting that they feel safer in Bahrain then London! They have wondered around the city and traveled easily around the country. A lot of press has shown Bahrain very negatively, and a lot of this negativity is “overdone” to make a better story. I believe the situation in the country is a lot better than a lot of people believe, especially those that haven’t even been to the country..
A lot of people on this site (and elsewhere online) have stated the desire to have the race cancelled and have said they will not be watching the race.. This just seems to be a bit of a knee jerk reaction, and people dont look at the bigger picture.. Some people hear one or two bad reports and decide that watching a race is immoral.. I’m not denying there are issues, protests (many are peaceful though) and maybe there should be political reform, but then I don’t think theres one country that F1 visits, that doesn’t have at least one of the above mentioned, even here in the UK one or two of those apply in my opinion!
Why is everyone so hooked up on Bahrain but not other countries? If you are that effected by human rights issues and the political situation in a country, why do you not oppose and withdraw from watching the Chinese, Singapore, Malaysian, Brazilian or the potentially up and coming Mexican or Russian GP, just to name a few.. Going by the reasons that a lot of people have given for not wanting the Bahrain GP , we would have a very small F1 calendar if people weren’t so narrow minded, and so hooked up on only Bahrain. If you’ve got a serious opinion on these issues, why are there no complaints at other races.