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Tuesday, 10 April 2012 - 12:30
F1 teams reluctant to race in Bahrain
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According to two British newspapers Formula One teams are reluctant to race in Bahrain amid mounting concerns about human rights abuses and the fate of a protester on hunger strike for the last two months.

One unnamed member of the 12 Formula One team principals separately said that he believed the race in the Gulf state on April 22 should be either cancelled or postponed.

The Bahrain Grand Prix was called off in 2011 due to the unrest that gripped the Shiite-majority state after a mid-March crackdown on protests demanding democratic reforms.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has insisted that an outbreak of fresh violence will not affect this year's race and motor racing chiefs said they were in "daily contact with the highest authorities" in Bahrain.

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