Tag Archive: Bahrain Centre for Human Rights

Apr 19

More pull out as F1 resists Bahrain axe pressure

A support-race team and a respected journalist have become the next to pull out of this weekend’s highly controversial Bahrain grand prix.

Bahrain International CircuitBahreïn 2012-04-08The Porsche Supercup team MRS said its decision to skip the support race in the divided island Kingdom is the “first time in our history that we have had to cancel”. “In the end we have the responsibility for our employees,” said team boss Karsten Molitor, citing security concerns. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 02

Death amid ‘BloodyF1’ protests in Bahrain

The government has denied it is responsible for the death.

Bahrain International Circuit2010-03-14 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 04Now less than three weeks before the island kingdom is scheduled to host its return to formula one, bitter protests and violence have once again erupted in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 06

Bahrain GP still in doubt after rescheduling decision

“I want to be absolutely convinced that safety there (in Bahrain) is guaranteed.” – Rubens Barrichello

Bahrain International CircuitFlagworld - FIAThe FIA has signalled the green light but grey clouds of uncertainty continue to hang over the 2011 Bahrain grand prix. After the World Motor Sport Council controversially agreed to reschedule the troubled island Kingdom’s race for late October, protest groups are now calling for a ‘Day of Rage’ to coincide with the event that in March was called off due to violence. Read the rest of this entry »