F1 bosses content in Bahrain
Formula One's top bosses have glossed over the security issues currently affecting other teams ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix.
Force India and Sauber have both encountered violent scenes on the last two nights respectively, resulting in two team members from the former marque returning home citing safety concerns.
Instead, McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh, Christian Horner from Red Bull and Ferrari's Stefano Domenicali not so much buried their heads in the Bahraini sand, but at least certainly again towed the party line.
Whitmarsh said: "There have undoubtedly been difficult times here, but from a pure team perspective we've been comfortable with the situation.
"Clearly we race as an international sport all over the world and we have security concerns and issues at a number or races and we take that very seriously.
"We're cautious, and we try to take the right precautions, but ultimately we're a race team. We're here to go motor racing and that's our number one priority."
Horner followed a similar tack, adding: "Martin's summed it up perfectly.
"Formula One is a sport at the end of the day and it's wrong for it to be used politically.
"We're here to race, we trust in the FIA, in the decisions that they make, and we're comfortable with the decisions that they have made.
"For us, it's about trying to extract the maximum from this weekend as a sporting team in a sporting championship."
As for Domenicali, he said: "Speaking about security I would say that we have received all the guarantees from the organisers, the federation, the embassy.
"It is pretty clear at the moment it is like that. We don't seem to be the target of anyone that is protesting.
"We are here for the event that is racing, the race of the F1 world championship, and we are here to make the best of it."
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