How F1 got lucky in Bahrain
The Bahrain Grand Prix should never have taken place, thinks Dieter Rencken, with the sport having a narrow escape in the Middle East. He explains why
At last the Bahrain Grand Prix has come and gone, and Formula 1 can concentrate on doing what it does best – racing.
However, before the powers-that-be (and teams) pat themselves on the back for having pulled off a great sporting success – from that perspective, arguably the best grand prix of the eight held on the desert island since 2004 – they would do well to repeat the phrase that begins 'There but for the grace…', for the overall consensus of opinion in the paddock was that F1 had experienced a narrow escape. Again.
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