Formula One Chief: No Race in Bahrain

The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) that governs Formula One races decided last week, over the objections of human rights groups, to reschedule a postponed Grand Prix in Bahrain for October. But now resistance from the F1 teams caused FIA chief Bernie Ecclestone to admit the race will be canceled. Human Rights Watch addressed its letter on the matter to both FIA and the teams’ association, but the BBC reported that the teams’ objection was only a matter of logistics — not a moral objection to Bahrain’s brutal crackdown on a non-violent protest movement.