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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.


126-150 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
4796 7.1 years ago Edward de Boo de Boo Providence, RI
4795 7.1 years ago Agatha Cosentino Salesian Sisters Haledon, NJ
4794 7.1 years ago Diane Berliner Los Angeles, CA
4793 7.1 years ago Lieven Brouwers Brussels,
4792 7.1 years ago Maureen Wright Albuquerque, NM
4791 7.1 years ago Milt Honel Elmhurst, IL
4790 7.1 years ago Richard Bell Pinellas Park, FL
4789 7.1 years ago Betty Brooks Hailey, ID
4788 7.1 years ago Dominic Chan Michigan State University-Detroit East Lansing, MI
4787 7.1 years ago SYLVIA Miller SEATTLE , WA
4786 7.1 years ago Terry Phelan Albany, NY
4785 7.1 years ago Jeffrey Turner Turner Pittsfield, MA
4784 7.1 years ago cynthia molinero aurora, CO
4783 7.1 years ago Aron Shevis Brooklyn, NY
4782 7.1 years ago Mohammed Jaffar Bahrain,
4781 7.1 years ago Richard Mindar Honolulu, HI
4780 7.1 years ago Ruth Kram w.orange, NJ
4779 7.1 years ago William Fleet The Fresno Bee Fresno, CA
4778 7.1 years ago Joseph Kohn MD Wailuku, HI
4777 7.1 years ago Filip Mikus KS
4776 7.1 years ago Jeffrey Turner Turner Pittsfield, MA
4775 7.1 years ago Adam Phillips PA
4774 7.1 years ago Andy Capp England
4773 7.1 years ago Marty Landa Macintosh Computer Services Sedona, AZ
4772 7.1 years ago Jeremy Hance St. Paul, MN
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