No, it’s not great to make light of a serious situation, but will the latest uprisings in Bahrain affect the Formula One Grand Prix to be held there in just over 23 days time?
And before anyone thinks ill, do keep in mind that staging a F1 race is a great litmus test for a nation. Korea getting its first one last year made one feel that Korea had “made it”. And they’re not about to stage one in, say, Kenya anytime soon.
Just as the price of a Big Mac can tell us how much a particular currency is really worth, whether or not 2011’s first race ends up going ahead will be a big indicator of just how serious the situation really is – or isn’t – over there.
I was right. F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone is in daily contact with Bahrain officials, and the event may indeed have to be cancelled.