13 Apr 2012

F1 drivers avoid Bahrain questions

8:57 am on 13 April 2012

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and five other Formula One drivers have given no reply when asked at a Chinese Grand Prix news conference whether they might have any moral difficulty racing in Bahrain next week.

Against a backdrop of political unrest and violence in the Gulf Kingdom the Bahrain race is in doubt.

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone insists the race is on, unless the local sporting authorities call it off, and any late cancellation now is likely to be forced by events rather than any ethical considerations.

Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner says motorsport's governing body will guide the teams in regard to a final decision on Bahrain.