@George, unfortunately the way it’s was phrased means it wasn’t a reasonable question.
The question here is not whether it is safe to race, that is Eccelstone’s question, an the organisers question. It is their question as it is within their interests for the race to go ahead for well documented reasons, essentially they just want to know they can get away with it.
F1 shouldn’t be asking if putting on the show comes with acceptable risk, as, while there shouldn’t really be any, the question we should be asking is why is there risk in the first place. An we know the answer to that, but just in case we’ve all missed it and I’m sure some posters simply must have, there’s danger cause those that originally decided F1 would be good for Bahrain, those that funded the circuit and those that are now applying for reinstatement to the calendar are part of a government that has brutally murdered, tortured and restricted the movement of an oppressed majority who dared asked for democratic rights.
The real question we should be asking as decent human beings is, can it possibly be right, to bring prestige through an event of a sport we treasure, to the rulers of a kingdom we know to be brutal despots? Secondarily, is it right for our sport to be the event that helps said despots hide what they are doing to their people, creating the illusion that things are as normal?
Maybe you should all be asking yourselves why the government is so against the idea of elections, study the history of the country, why there is strife in the first place before you decide that our race is a separate issue an should go ahead, simply because the government has enough tanks to stop it’s people from accessing the eyes of the world.