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Vettel, Schumacher back Bahrain GP

The race host has been the center f the controversy for more of a year because of the political cimate.
Thursday, March 22, 2012

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 22, 2012 (AFP) - Formula One champions Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher Thursday supported Bahrain's return to the grand prix calendar after political clashes forced its cancellation last year.

Both two-time defending champion Vettel and Schumacher, who has seven world titles, said they would be happy to race next month in the desert state if the sport's governing body declares it is safe to attend.

"If they decide it's safe we shouldn't worry. I'm happy to go (to) Bahrain," Vettel told journalists.

"Of course it was a shame the race didn't happen last year but ultimately it was the right call. I think it's not our business so we'll see what happens, but I'm quite confident we'll be all right."

Schumacher, when questioned separately about Bahrain, also said he was satisfied there was minimal risk despite enduring tensions following last year's deadly crackdown on political unrest.

"I'm honestly pretty relaxed to go there. From our perspective... we're going to be very well looked after, because they might foresee whatever and will be prepared," Schumacher said.

"I've quite a few good friends over there and I'm pretty sure that for them it's a very important event and they just want to make everybody happy.

"If you look around the world, you probably find other places where there might be the possibility that we could have the same reasons to think about and we don't.

"So at the end of the day, I'm pretty sure that they're going to do their utmost and we're going to be OK."

The Bahrain Grand Prix is scheduled for April 22, as the fourth race of 20 this season.

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