The show must go on

The show must go on

Should we? Shouldn't we? Debates over the rights and wrongs of running the Bahrain GP went on until the last minute. In the end, of course, it did. Tony Dodgins looks back at some of the issues of the weekend

"I guess if we're going to write a story about this race it's all about the number 40," said one of our number. "More than 40 dead here in the past 12 months, 40 million bucks for Bernie and F1, and about 40 votes from the Middle East region for Mr Todt…"

It has to be said that as we sat in China delaying travel arrangements until the last minute in case of an eleventh-hour change of mind, not too many people thought the Bahrain GP was a very good idea. Nobody really knew what we were heading into.

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