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2012 Bahrain Grand Prix races on despite the protests [spoilers]

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Apr 22nd, 2012 at 3:03PM

At what point does a political issue become a moral one? And at what point, if any, should motor racing enter that debate? These are the questions that Formula 1 and all those involved have wrestled with since the Bahrain Grand Prix was put back on the calendar for this year. Some argued that sporting competition should rise above such issues. Others decried the cold-heartedness of holding something as glitzy as an F1 race where government forces are brutally cracking down on protestors – particularly when the race itself is orchestrated by said government. One way or another,... Read More

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