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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.


2176-2200 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
2746 7.3 years ago Lee Wimberly Author of "Exploring the Gap" Renton, WA
2745 7.3 years ago Kenneth Shrum Pleasant Hill, CA
2744 7.3 years ago Christina Marcus Medford, NY
2743 7.3 years ago Annette Skaroff Pennsburg, PA
2742 7.3 years ago jerry jezowski emeryville, CA
2741 7.3 years ago jerry jezowski emeryville, CA
2740 7.3 years ago jerry jezowski emeryville, CA
2739 7.3 years ago jerry jezowski emeryville, CA
2738 7.3 years ago Karola Spring None Lakewood, CO
2737 7.3 years ago Joel Katz Stoneham, MA
2736 7.3 years ago Mohammad Alimi Fresno, CA
2735 7.3 years ago Rev Jennifer Marie Marcus,Esq. Rochester , MI
2734 7.3 years ago BJ Middendorf Chicago, IL
2733 7.3 years ago Martha Galaif Pacific Palisades, CA
2732 7.3 years ago George Rappolt Needham, MA
2731 7.3 years ago Lelia Amalfitano Boston, MA
2730 7.3 years ago Richard McGonagle Burbank, CA
2729 7.3 years ago Kate Strittmatter Santa Barbara, CA
2728 7.3 years ago Robin Bulter Harrisburg, PA
2727 7.3 years ago Kim Wolf New Lenox, IL
2726 7.3 years ago Carol Gay NJ State Industrial Union Council Brick, NJ
2725 7.3 years ago Pete Klosterman New York, NY
2724 7.3 years ago Judith Hoaglund CA
2723 7.3 years ago margaret murray englewood, CO
2722 7.3 years ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY
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