Why Bahrain GP is tough to justify

Why Bahrain GP is tough to justify

The FIA may have announced that Bahrain is back on the 2011 calendar, but voices of dissent have not gone away - and Tony Dodgins reckons they have some very valid points

In Monaco I was having a cup of tea at one of the team motorhomes when one of Formula 1's elder statesmen wandered over. I brought up the subject of 2013 engines and he smiled.

"I know you're not naive about these things, Tony," he said, "but don't think that anyone really cares what the engine actually is. Things are said and done for a reason. It's about the bigger picture. Follow the money..."

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