F1 Chief Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed this week that the Bahrain Grand Prix next month will go ahead as planned despite criticism from some quarters claiming the event would be an ideal environment for protestors to flourish.
Last year's race was cancelled because of civil unrest in the country, but Ecclestone has no fears that the situation will be repeated this year - and insists he has no concerns over security.
'It's business as usual, I don't need any personal security but I'm sure whatever's necessary will be looked after.'
The decision to proceed with the race in the troubled country has led to criticism from various human rights organisations, who have pointed to Bahrain's human rights record, and the growing concern the event could be a target for protesters. Ecclestone, though, was unconcerned, adding: 'I don't think the people who are trying to demonstrate a little bit are going to use anything to do with F1. If they did they would be a little bit silly.'
Do you agree with the decision to go ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix? What implications might it have on the sport? Is Ecclestone prioritising his profits rather than morals in this decision?