Six of the best: AUTOSPORT answers your Bahrain GP questions

Six of the best: AUTOSPORT answers your Bahrain GP questions

AUTOSPORT's F1 editor Edd Straw has picked out his six favourite questions for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Here are his answers

Neil Smallwood: "As a Motorsport fan and journalist do you think F1 should take a stand when it comes to visiting countries with questions over their humanitarian record, like Bahrain? Do you think Sky/BBC should highlight or ignore political situation in Bahrain in their 'venue montages', and should journalists talk more openly about the situation as part of their coverage in general, or would you rather focus on the sport?"

Edd Straw: It's an extremely complex debate and one that is prone to over-simplification. Certainly, in the case of government-run races in particular Formula 1 needs to be extremely cautious about who it gets into bed with. Frankly, there is probably a wider debate that needs to be had as there are a number of countries that have deserved question marks over them. It's clear that in the case of Bahrain this is not a country in which all of the populations have freedoms that many of us take for granted.

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