The Bahrain Grand Prix is under threat following continued political unrest in the Gulf state.
The Bahrain Grand Prix is under threat following continued political unrest in the Gulf state. SMP Images/DPPI Media - Francois Flamand

Fears surround Bahrain GP

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Whether the Bahrain Grand Prix goes ahead is the big question following continued political unrest in the Gulf state.

The race was cancelled last year in the wake of anti-government protests that resulted in the deaths of more than 40 people.

Former world champion Damon Hill said Formula One officals should re-think plans to hold the Bahrain race.

"What we must put above all else is what will be the penalty in terms of human cost if the race goes ahead," he said.

"It would be a bad state of affairs, and bad for Formula One, to be seen to be enforcing martial law in order to hold the race."



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