Millionaire racing drivers should be risking their lives (so to speak) on the track, not en route to or from the track.
This race should not go ahead amidst ongoing violence in the surrounding area. Especially since the anti-government protesters have openly said there will be 3 days of intensified rioting during the Formula One weekend which kicked off a few hours ago with the first practice session.
I’m sure the vast sums paid by sponsors and the massive amount of money invested in Formula One is a big influence in the final decision whether the race should go ahead or not, but, if cancelling, the race will prevent some bloodshed and possibly prevent fatalities (that are inevitable in uprisings like this), that is far more important than all the champagne and inflated egos.
Force India have made their feelings clear about their concerns and have abandoned the track and will not take part in the 2nd practice session this afternoon after being involved in a scary incident yesterday.
I’m sure most of the personnel in the other teams will agree that safety (and peace, of course) is far more important than another trophy. However, to some extent, it is most likely that they are doing as they are told by F1 officials.
Well, that’s my opinion, what’s yours?
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