Bahrain shines uncomfortable light on F1's moral credentials
Bernie Ecclestone may have to bow to public opinion and call off this month's grand prixDictatorial, undemocratic, feudal in structure and intolerant of dissenting opinion ? there have always been fundamental concerns surrounding Formula One. Bahrain has got problems, too.The Bahrain International Circuit is one of 20 venues for F1's travelling and very noisy circus in 2012. There are worries about a number of the other countries included in the sport's calendar as well.Human rights in China, the home of this Sunday's race in Shanghai, has long been a topic of heated debate, as have conditions in oil-rich Abu Dhabi, which will host the 18th event in November.Then there is the next race in Texas two weeks later, the state with the worst record on capital punishment in the United States, while the areas that stage the Indian and South Korean races are infamous for their poverty and have attracted allegations of corruption.Formula One can argue rather convincingly it is not the planet's..