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Bahrain 2011 Gets the Go-Ahead: FIA Chooses Dollars over Morality

Bahrain will have its 2011 Grand Prix. It will be a little late, but better late than never when it comes to grubbing as much money as humanly possible out of a Formula 1 season.

In a decision that beggars belief, the World Motor Sport Council—part of the FIA—unanimously decided that the race should go ahead, because apparently the repression of the island nation’s people has ended and everyone is friends again.

And just how did they come to this conclusion? Apparently the FIA sent a fact-finding mission to Bahrain and asked people. “Who were these people?” I hear you ask.

According to"Meetings were conducted with the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, ...

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