Sport : F1

NO BAHRAIN TRAVEL ALERT FOR GP FANS

19th April 2012, 02:27pm

Bet with SkyBet  Bahrain GP. Click here to bet.

The Bahrain Grand Prix is set to go ahead

The Bahrain Grand Prix is set to go ahead

British motor racing fans are not being advised by the Foreign Office (FCO) against travelling to the Bahrain Grand Prix, the Government said on Thursday.

Controversy surrounds this weekend's Formula One event in the Middle East amid the regime's crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners.

Last year's race was cancelled as international criticism grew over the bloodshed.

Speaking on Thursday as MPs discussed future Commons business, Labour MP and veteran human rights campaigner Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley) said: "Amnesty International this week published a report which said nothing much has changed in Bahrain in the past year."

Despite calls for F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone to scrap the event, this year's race is due to go ahead.

Leader of the House Sir George Young said: "Although we are concerned by some of the violent exchanges still occurring in Bahrain and call on all sides to exercise restraint and follow the rule of law, at this stage the FCO is not giving any specific advice to visitors that they should cancel their visit."

He added: "The Formula One event is a matter for the Bahraini authorities and the organisers of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile - world motor sport's ruling body)."

Bet with SkyBet  Bahrain GP. Click here to bet.

F1 Videos

    Brundle with Hamilton

    Brundle with Hamilton

    23-November-2014

    In the build up to the 2014 title showdown, Lewis Hamilton finds time to speak to Martin Brundle

    Morning Nerves

    Morning Nerves

    23-November-2014

    Simon Lazenby chats with Damon Hill about what it's like to be on the brink of winning a F1 World Championship.

    Hamilton reveals Mercedes lure

    Hamilton reveals Mercedes lure

    23-November-2014

    Lewis Hamilton says it was a meeting with Ross Brawn that persuaded him to leave McLaren for Mercedes.

    Ted's Qualifying Notebook - Abu Dhabi

    Ted's Qualifying Notebook - Abu Dhabi

    22-November-2014

    Ted Kravitz brings you all the latest news from qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

    Sky Bet

      • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

    Facebook Favourites