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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.


226-250 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
4696 7.1 years ago Phillip Bryan SAN FRANCISCO, CA
4695 7.1 years ago Jill Ginghofer Santa Cruz, CA
4694 7.1 years ago Jill Ginghofer Santa Cruz, CA
4693 7.1 years ago Stan Banos SF, CA
4692 7.1 years ago CJ KINGSLEY ALAMEDA, CA
4691 7.1 years ago Niechele Gambill Austin, TX
4690 7.1 years ago Richard Brinton Salinas, CA
4689 7.1 years ago Serge Grynkewich Tucson, AZ
4688 7.1 years ago james joiner philadelphia, PA
4687 7.1 years ago Steve Lovelace Wilkeson, WA
4686 7.1 years ago Jonathan Peter Binghamton, NY
4685 7.1 years ago Stewart Rego Astoria, NY
4684 7.1 years ago Stewart Rego Astoria, NY
4683 7.1 years ago Stewart Rego Astoria, NY
4682 7.1 years ago Stewart Rego Astoria, NY
4681 7.1 years ago Sarah Daisey Clark University of Virginia Ocean View, DE
4680 7.1 years ago Gretchen Begley Brooklyn, NY
4679 7.1 years ago Susan Swanson Jenks, OK
4678 7.1 years ago Lois Corrin Piedmont, CA
4677 7.1 years ago Judy Penna Holiday, FL
4676 7.1 years ago Daniel Wiese Madison, WI
4675 7.1 years ago David Sanders Glendora, CA
4674 7.1 years ago paul yoder cuba, NM
4673 7.1 years ago Maryann Downing New York, NY
4672 7.1 years ago Louise Henderson Ames, IA
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