Bahrain Grand Prix Y/N

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Should the Bahrain Grand Prix go ahead?

Poll ended at 27 Apr 2012, 13:42

Yes
2
18%
No
9
82%
 
Total votes: 11

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Re: Bahrain Grand Prix Y/N

Postby Snarfyguy » 20 Apr 2012, 17:38

Captain Jazzmag wrote:I've been humming 'ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-Bahrain' all day, to the tune of the Beach Boys' Barbara-Ann. This is probably a bit wrong.

Not least because The Regents had a top 20 hit with it years before The Beach Boys' cover version. ;)
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Re: Bahrain Grand Prix Y/N

Postby Captain Jazzmag » 20 Apr 2012, 17:51

I was using the Beach Boys' arrangement.
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Re: Bahrain Grand Prix Y/N

Postby andymacandy » 20 Apr 2012, 18:16

Diamond Dog wrote:I suppose the F1 teams have taken into account the risks to themselves, their drivers and their cars etc and consider it all worthwhile.

That they have chosen to completely ignore the human rights issues is their choice. Which, hopefully, will come home to roost by those same drivers and cars getting blown to fucking smithereens, some time over the weekend.


I suppose this is my position too, generally speaking, although I do really like F1.
However, that has to be informed by the feeling that once again, sport is the medium being ask to shoulder the responsibility while quietly in the background big business carries on dealing with said (saud?) regime hoping nobody will notice.
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Bahrain Grand Prix Y/N

Postby brotherlouie » 20 Apr 2012, 18:40

The idea that multi-national über-capitalists are not political is, frankly, laughable.

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Re: Bahrain Grand Prix Y/N

Postby andymacandy » 20 Apr 2012, 18:45

brotherlouie wrote:The idea that multi-national über-capitalists are not political is, frankly, laughable.

Yeah, it is, but Im quite sure that fiscal expediency overrules 99.99% of the political bones in their bodies..............
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Re: Bahrain Grand Prix Y/N

Postby Jude » 21 Apr 2012, 01:13

Good question. If they don't feel safe doing it, then of course they should pull out.

Away from safety, i don't know to what extent they're driven (excuse the pun) by the men with the money. If, say, Red Bull pulled out on ethical (rather than safety) grounds, what would the FOM/FIA do to the team? I wouldn't be surprised if this was ultimately the FOM's or FIA's decision, and the teams (and therefore the drivers and other staff) are simply following their lead.

Diamond Dog wrote:hopefully...those same drivers and cars getting blown to fucking smithereens, some time over the weekend.
I really hope you don't actually mean this.
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Re: Bahrain Grand Prix Y/N

Postby yellowjacket » 21 Apr 2012, 03:04

F-1 has always been filled with people who think of themselves as jet setters who travel the world and race these extremely fast cars. So if these racers want to strap themselves in cars that could result in their untimely deaths I say go for it. The only flags that should wave are the green and checkered......They have 364 other days a year to protest the bad human conditions.
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Re: Bahrain Grand Prix Y/N

Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Apr 2012, 05:41

Jude wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:hopefully...those same drivers and cars getting blown to fucking smithereens, some time over the weekend.
I really hope you don't actually mean this.


Of course I don't. But I do mean that, if you ignore the obvious political undertones and go ahead regardless, you do kind of invite an attack of this type.
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