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Stop idling--don’t give Bahrain the Grand Prix

Bahrain Athletes

The crackdown in Bahrain shows no sign of relenting. More than 800 people have been detained and four have already died in police custody.

Formula 1 auto racing is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, with over half a billion viewers last year. This year's spring season was set to open with the Bahrain Grand Prix, but the crackdown caused F1 to postpone its 2011 race. F1 needs to send the right message to the Bahraini regime—that the world does not stand with repressive governments.

Authorities will decide tomorrow, June 3, whether to grant Bahrain a delayed 2011 race. Continuing attacks on peaceful protesters show Bahrain is incapable of hosting a major international sporting event and should not be rewarded for abusing human rights. Granting the Grand Prix to a repressive regime will disappoint F1 fans everywhere. It should not turn a blind eye to torture, disappearances, and deaths of peaceful protesters.

Sign the petition and send a message to CEO Bernie Ecclestone. Tell him to set Formula 1 on the right track by canceling the Bahrain Grand Prix.


1051-1075 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
3871 6.6 years ago Ed Sahagian-Allsopp Milwaukee, WI
3870 6.6 years ago Juan Pablo de la Torre Cochabamba, ot
3869 6.6 years ago Bob Ramczyk Brown Deer, WI
3868 6.6 years ago Linda Klein El Segundo, CA
3867 6.6 years ago sara beinert brooklyn, NY
3866 6.6 years ago Kathi Kibbel Dallas, TX
3865 6.6 years ago Rose Sonnenberg London,
3864 6.6 years ago Sandra Wagner Bryan, OH
3863 6.6 years ago Ella Reeves NY
3862 6.6 years ago Yoyi Steele Fitchburg, WI
3861 6.6 years ago Danielle Tran AB
3860 6.6 years ago John Kieffer Livingston, KY
3859 6.6 years ago Korkor Sackey Columbus, OH
3858 6.6 years ago Joyce Faulk Austin, TX
3857 6.6 years ago Lynn Wilsey Centennial, CO
3856 6.6 years ago Wayne Wilkinson self St Louis, MO
3855 6.6 years ago A BONVOULOIR Sunnyvale, CA
3854 6.6 years ago Amy Shapiro NY, NY
3853 6.6 years ago r f Fort Collins, CO
3852 6.6 years ago Kristin Sekerci Washington, PA
3851 6.6 years ago J Beverly Urbana, IL
3850 6.6 years ago Larry LaPointe none Temecula, CA
3849 6.6 years ago Cristina Gallo Brooklyn, NY
3848 6.6 years ago Mike Peale Aston, PA
3847 6.6 years ago Thomas Blanton Granite Falls, NC
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