Human Rights Watch warns Formula 1 over Bahrain Grand Prix

Author: Edd Straw, Autosport, Published on: 12 April 2012

Human Rights Watch has warned Formula 1 that by holding next week's Bahrain Grand Prix, it will be endorsing the kingdom's regime despite claims that sport and politics don't mix. Joe Stork, the deputy middle east director of Human Rights Watch...stopped short of calling for the race to be cancelled...But he believes that if the race does happen then F1 will be seen as supporting the government. "You can't say that you are not mixing politics and sport when you are coming down on one side," Stork told autosport...

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