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Formula One: FIA’s Bahrain Decision Wrong. Morally, Politically and for Safety

Bernie Ecclestone has embraced the idea of the "emerging market" for his strategy for the expansion of Formula One in the 21st century. Since the first Malaysian Grand Prix in 1999 to the introduction of the Korean and Indian Grand Prix in 2010 and 2011.The majority of new races added to Formula One calendar have either been in the "Pacific Rim" and more importantly to this discussion the Middle East. With the addition of the Bahrain, Turkish and Abu Dabhi races since 2004.I argue that by the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone giving countries in "emerging markets" and especially the Gulf oil monarchies of Bahrain and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix they are giving tacit approval of their policies especially their economic and social policies.The crisis in Bah...

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