Is Formula 1 more interested in money than moral issues?

COMMENT: Carrier sends out a strong message to the world

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I’ve always had a lot of time for straight-talking Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber – and now he’s gone up even higher in my estimation.

He’s questioned the decision of the FIA, F1’s governing body, to restore the rescheduled Bahrain Grand Prix to the calendar on October 30.

You may recall the original race was called off because of unrest and pro-democracy protests in Bahrain that saw martial law imposed, armed troops on the streets and 30 civilians left dead.

Webber is right to say F1’s bosses should have sent out a clear message about ‘something as fundamental as human rights.’

Instead they’ve left themselves wide open to accusations that they are more interested in money than morals.