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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.


201-225 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
4721 6.6 years ago Kathleen Morris Columbus, OH
4720 6.6 years ago Maryann Downing New York, NY
4719 6.6 years ago jason aurand vancouver, WA
4718 6.6 years ago Janet Hose Newton, MA
4717 6.6 years ago Alessio Rivola Florence, ot
4716 6.6 years ago A.B. Kovats Stevensville, MT
4715 6.6 years ago vinod tusendan tesco ot
4714 6.6 years ago Kenneth Depew Phillipsburg, NJ
4713 6.6 years ago Rosemarie Pace Middle Village, NY
4712 6.6 years ago Robert Weingart Powell, OH
4711 6.6 years ago pat schumacher brownsville, TX
4710 6.6 years ago Mary Derengowski Montclair, NJ
4709 6.6 years ago Nicholas Eltgroth Cohasset, MN
4708 6.6 years ago Christi Brockway Fort Collins, CO
4707 6.6 years ago Louis Grima Naxxar, ot
4706 6.6 years ago Ana Magalhaes Porto, ME
4705 6.6 years ago Andrew Patton Silver Spring, MD
4704 6.6 years ago P D F, FL
4703 6.6 years ago jerry cibilic san jose, CA
4702 6.6 years ago Vania Lopes City, ot
4701 6.6 years ago Thomas Frank Bietigheim-Bissingen, ot
4700 6.6 years ago Paul Luehrmann Santa Fe, NM
4699 6.6 years ago Oliver Kramer Munich, ot
4698 6.6 years ago Mark Schecter Cayucos, CA
4697 6.6 years ago Orion Bobo Reno, NV
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