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Damon Hill Now Unsure about Bahrain

Damon Hill Now Unsure about Bahrain

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Eric Mc

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88,184 posts

173 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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Looks like he is getting cold feet on this -

http://www.pitpass.com/45947-Bahrain-Hill-does-a-u...

jbudgie

3,118 posts

120 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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So he should --hope it doesn't happen.

Piglet

6,250 posts

163 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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With only two weeks to go, presumably the kit is already on its way there?

Eric Mc

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88,184 posts

173 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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Not necessarilly. The teams apparently have two transport plans in place. One to Barhrain and one not.

Piglet

6,250 posts

163 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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Eric Mc said:
Not necessarilly. The teams apparently have two transport plans in place. One to Barhrain and one not.
LOL yes I appreciate that there will be two options. I wondered if anyone knew whether the kit had been shipped or whether they were still holding off from actually making a decision?
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Adam205

585 posts

90 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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Piglet said:
With only two weeks to go, presumably the kit is already on its way there?
Seeing as there is a race in China first you would think that all the kit was headed there....

Piglet

6,250 posts

163 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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Adam205 said:
Seeing as there is a race in China first you would think that all the kit was headed there....
Ahh yes, confused.com!

Eric Mc

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88,184 posts

173 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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I can see the pilot of the 747 freighter with all the F1 cars sitting on the tarmac at Shanghai, opening a sealed envelope and reading the enclosed letter which says,

"Captain, fly us to........"

davepoth

26,351 posts

107 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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Eric Mc said:
I can see the pilot of the 747 freighter with all the F1 cars sitting on the tarmac at Shanghai, opening a sealed envelope and reading the enclosed letter which says,

"Captain, fly us to........"
IIRC there are three sets of kit - stuff that goes by plane (cars mainly), and then two separate sets of other stuff that goes by sea. So the stuff that was in Australia goes to China, the stuff that was in Malaysia is en route to Bahrain, and so on.

That way if one set gets stuck somewhere it's less of a problem.

Derek Smith

25,313 posts

156 months

Fire99

9,005 posts

137 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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Damon Hill states it exactly as I see it. It's a complex situation and I don't for one minute believe it is 100% one sided, but the fact remains that the sport shouldn't be showing cocooned normality with all that's going on just outside its 'bedroom window'.

Paddy_N_Murphy

18,041 posts

92 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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Very good mate is there with his family there visiting other friends who live there.
There is the sound of explosions going off at night and he is sending pics of the Tyre burnings debris etc.

Does not look too settled !

the other me

605 posts

61 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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As was said before, it seems Bernie doesn't want to cancel, as then he has to pay, so, he waits for the regime to cancel. . . which they seem determined not to do.

In the meantime all the animals in Bernies "circus" are obeying the lion-tamers whip & going ahead with the show.

It is the type of mentality that has been responsible for wars commencing, & evil regimes continuing unchecked.

If you take any feelings of Motorsport enthusiasm out of your equation (although at that circuit anyhow, it is hardly a factor) this is nothing other than a scandalous money grabbing charade to try & convince the world of the "normality" of what has been ( & still is) going on there.

If it happens, it will be a shameful day for F1, even if everyone goes & comes back OK.

tvradict

3,829 posts

182 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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I watched this film last year. Its quite long, but worth a watch imo.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/2011/08/201184...

Until there is an end to the trouble, F1 shouldn't be going anywhere near the place.

Riff Raff

3,328 posts

103 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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Eric Mc said:
I can see the pilot of the 747 freighter with all the F1 cars sitting on the tarmac at Shanghai, opening a sealed envelope and reading the enclosed letter which says,

"Captain, fly us to........"
I've got this mental picture of Slim Pickens in his cowboy hat in Dr. Strangelove..................

Damon Hill was interviewed on the Today programme this morning. He's obviously internally conflicted about the situation.

0000

13,242 posts

99 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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tvradict said:
I watched this film last year. Its quite long, but worth a watch imo.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/2011/08/201184...

Until there is an end to the trouble, F1 shouldn't be going anywhere near the place.
Good find. I'm increasing impressed by Al Jazeera.

Eric Mc

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88,184 posts

173 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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Riff Raff said:
Eric Mc said:
I can see the pilot of the 747 freighter with all the F1 cars sitting on the tarmac at Shanghai, opening a sealed envelope and reading the enclosed letter which says,

"Captain, fly us to........"
I've got this mental picture of Slim Pickens in his cowboy hat in Dr. Strangelove..................

Damon Hill was interviewed on the Today programme this morning. He's obviously internally conflicted about the situation.
I've always thought that Hill was a pretty ethical and intelligent chap. Frankly, I was disappointed that he was persuaded to give his support to this race. I have a hunch that Hill will not see out the season as a Sky TV pundit.

uk_vette

3,336 posts

112 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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Adam205 said:
Seeing as there is a race in China first you would think that all the kit was headed there....
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Piglet said:
With only two weeks to go, presumably the kit is already on its way there?
Seeing as there is a race in China first you would think that all the kit was headed there....
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Well I have all our Shanghai tickets, where to after that I am not too bothered.

vette



Paddy_N_Murphy

18,041 posts

92 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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ETA to my post above. During the course of today I have also received phots from mate who is ther currently in 'ex-pat Safe-ville'

The photos today showed how a house had been ransacked (read gutted, roof in, Graffiti) and his 9 Yr Old girl holding a spent CS Gas Cannister.
All wrong.

skeggysteve

5,022 posts

125 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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