Jackie Stewart wants Bahrain GP to go ahead

Ex-champion tells Al Jazeera cancellation of Manama race would send "extraordinarily bad message".

    Tension has been rising ahead of the scheduled Formula One championship in Bahrain, including international concern for a prominent human rights activist now on a hunger strike for two months.

    With increasing concerns over alleged human rights abuses in the Gulf country, pressure is increasing on the Formula One governing body to call off next week’s Bahrain GP, just as they did last year for similar reasons.

    Even so, three-time Formula One world champion Jackie Stewart wants the race to go ahead.

    The motorsports legend spoke to Al Jazeera from Geneva, Switzerland.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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