11 Apr 2013

Damon Hill calls on FIA to take a stance on Bahrain Grand Prix

6:49 pm on 11 April 2013

The former world champion Damon Hill has called on Formula One's governing body, the FIA, to take a stance and address concerns within the sport about next week's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Hill, supported last year's race after initially urging the authorities to reconsider holding it while the country was in the grip of civil unrest.

Speaking ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix at a briefing in London Hill said he still had reservations and was concerned for the sport's reputation.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, who will be in Bahrain for the fourth race of the season, told Reuters last week that he had no concerns about it becoming a target for protesters.