After a fantastic race at the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain, in which Sebastian Vettel secured his first win of the season, Bernie Ecclestone has reiterated that the race will stay on the calendar indefinitely.
Bernie Ecclestone was upbeat and happy about the race, saying that there is a solid future for the race and that it´s good because people are talking about it. Last year´s race was cancelled after a bloody and violent crackdown from the government on protesters demanding democratic reforms in the country. And today the fact that the race was held, drew criticism and condemnation form many human rights organisations. As a build up for the race,a mass demonstration with thousands of protesters was held during the weekend, in which at least one protester was killed.
When asked if the events in Bahrain this year would have any impact on the future decision to host the race or the growth of motorsport in the region, Berie Ecclestone said:
“I think it’s good because people talk about things, you know. You know what they say – there is no such thing as bad publicity,” he said. “It’s growing all the time, and other places are interested. I think it will grow here for sure.”
Ecclestone also believes that the race will be on the calendar indefinitely.
“Absolutely. Forever. No problem.”