Mark Webber has voiced his concern over the Bahrain Grand Prix which is set to take place on March 13th.
The Australian believes Formula One shouldn’t visit the Middle Eastern island if the situation remains the same, stressing that they have bigger priorities than a sporting event.
“When you hear of people losing their lives, this is a tragedy,” the BBC quote him as saying. “It’s probably not the best time to go there for a sporting event. They have bigger things, bigger priorities.”
Webber is confident the right decision will be made come Tuesday when the FIA, Bernie Ecclestone and the Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa come to a decision on whether or not the race will go ahead.
“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,” he added.
The F1 Times understands the fourth pre-season test also planned to be held at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain has been cancelled, with confirmation expected on Monday.