Criticism of F1 calendar:



Vienna – Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 9:21 am

After the presentation of the calendar for the 2023 season, Formula 1 is under criticism.

The Formula 1 calendar for the 2023 season with official 24 Grand Prix was presented on Tuesday. Four of these races take place in the Middle East. The season opener will take place in Bahrain on March 5th, followed by Saudi Arabia on March 19th. On October 8th all eyes are on Qatar, while on November 26th the final will take place in Abu Dhabi.

Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, head of the London-based, non-profit institute “Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy” (BIRD), thinks it’s too much of a good thing. “The human rights situation in the Gulf States continues to be among the worst in the world. It is disgraceful how Formula 1 and the World Automobile Association are rewarding these dictatorial regimes with four Grands Prix in 2023.”

“It smells a lot like double standards, because the FIA ​​​​correctly canceled the races in Russia, but how can you justify continuing to hold races in Saudi Arabia or Bahrain, “quotes “motorsport-total.com” the thought-provoking Alwadaei.

Even if Formula 1 has not yet reacted, one thing is certain, probably to the regret of Alwadaei: Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia are set up to and including 2030, Qatar until 2032 and Bahrain until at least 2036.




Source: Laola1

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