Friday, June 03, 2011

Is the Potentate of Bahrain a suitable host of a Formula One race? Human Rights First says no. I agree.

Formula One racing has reportedly agreed to permit Bahrain to host a race later this year.  The event was to be in February, but was rescheduled due to the protests.  Some racing teams apparently will boycott the event.

I think that many online petitions are a waste of time, but this is one instance in which a large number of "signers" might deter both racers and advertizers from participating in the Bahrain event.  The petition is directed toward Red Bull, which sponsors an F1 team. [Added: Red Bull is also sponsoring a drift competition in Bahrain in June.]

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