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Bernie Ecclestone does not see what the fuss is about with the formula One Grand Prix tomorrow in Bahrain, insisting that the unrest in the country “has nothing to do with them“.

Of course, it’s related to the regime crackdown on the uprising, and the widespread human right violations attached to it. A massive protest took place yesterday against the F1 event.

The F1 GP is being used by Al-Khalifah monarchy to polish the country’s image before the foreign media. But is it working?

I don’t think so. Ironically, the whole thing just attacked unwanted coverage, and put the country and its uprising back in the spot light.

This is what is it about, today by Peter Brooks of The Times: