F1 boss has 'no concerns' about Bahrain Grand Prix

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone rejected pleas for the Bahrain Grand Prix to be cancelled, saying he had "no concerns" that it would become a target for anti-government protesters.

Mr Ecclestone told Reuters last week that he believed the situation in Bahrain had improved.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

"I haven't had any negative reports from anybody there," he said. "Somebody who actually lives there came to see me yesterday and said everything's very normal".

"I think they [both sides] are talking now anyway ... so I don't think they'll upset the talks by making protests", he added.

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Bahrain Grand Prix under fire

Formula One organisers are "burying their heads in the sand" and putting the Grand Prix on in Bahrain ahead of human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch claimed.