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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.


751-775 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
4171 7.1 years ago Angela Thor 13210, NY
4170 7.1 years ago Elaine Camerota Covington, KY
4169 7.1 years ago Avery Ecklein Marlborough, MA
4168 7.1 years ago Jessi Johnson Still Winder, GA
4167 7.1 years ago Steve Wilson West Richland, WA
4166 7.1 years ago Sophia Vassilakidis Houston, TX
4165 7.1 years ago Jesse Caldwell Atlanta, GA
4164 7.1 years ago Tracy S Troth Pearl, MS
4163 7.1 years ago John Gozdzialski St. Louis, MO
4162 7.1 years ago Mary Ann Bernald Bethesda, MD
4161 7.1 years ago David Pease 50 year F1 fan Santa Fe, NM
4160 7.1 years ago Fran Koort Santa Barbara, CA
4159 7.1 years ago Victoria De Goff and family Berkeley, CA
4158 7.1 years ago Richard Sherman and Family Berkeley, CA
4157 7.1 years ago Wilma E. Ralls Ralls Rohnert Park, CA
4156 7.1 years ago Ingrid Erickson Bellingham, WA
4155 7.1 years ago Michael Charnes Ukiah, CA
4154 7.1 years ago Mina Connor Londonderry, NH
4153 7.1 years ago marta carvalho
4152 7.1 years ago erica seelig ukiah, CA
4151 7.1 years ago Steve Aydelott Bend, OR
4150 7.1 years ago Elizabeth Macaulay La Crosse, WI
4149 7.1 years ago Lynnda Strong Sitka, AK
4148 7.1 years ago David Greene Greene Madison, WI
4147 7.1 years ago Richard Clemens Victoria Coalition Against Poverty Victoria, BC
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