The implications of the Bahrain situation

The implications of the Bahrain situation

Formula 1 and the FIA are now in a very difficult position which could damage the sport's image as the decision about what to do with the Bahrain Grand Prix looms large. Dieter Rencken analyses one of grand prix racing's thornier issues

What a mess. There is simply no other word to describe the situation Formula 1 currently finds itself in. This comes as no surprise for, as this column pointed out last week, the sport singularly fails to do the right thing when faced with thorny issues, preferring to procrastinate until all viable options have evaporated, and only poor compromises remain.

This is particularly so where vested interests are present, and never has this been more obvious than with the farcical Bahrain situation.

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