- Bahrain unrest
Webber expresses Bahrain reservations
Ecclestone will let Bahrain decide on grand prix
Teams weighing up options if Bahrain test is cancelled
Ecclestone changes stance after more Bahrain violence
Teams rely on Bernie and the FIA
- Mark Webber
- Red Bull
Mark Webber has become the first driver to openly speak about the situation in Bahrain, admitting he has reservations about heading to the state if the FIA decides the race there can proceed.
"When you hear of people losing their lives, this is a tragedy," Webber said. "It's probably not the best time to go there for a sporting event. They have bigger things, bigger priorities and that is what they want to work on over there, generations of issues. That's the most important thing for them to sort out and not to worry about Formula One.
"In the end the right decisions will be made. Maybe it is still the first race, maybe Melbourne is the first race, we don't know. It's not a big deal to be honest because there are more things than Formula One in Bahrain."
A decision on whether the grand prix will go ahead should be made on Tuesday, with Bernie Ecclestone allowing the Bahrainis to make the call while the FIA remains silent.