Hulkenberg questions Bahrain decision

Sahara Force India

19 April 2012 by Ryan Wood

Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg has questioned the governing body's decision to allow the Bahrain Grand Prix to go ahead following continued violence.

Four members of the Force India team were caught up in a violent clash between protestors and police on Wednesday, which has prompted the German driver to question the position they have been put in.

"We shouldn't have been put in this position," he told BBC Sport on Thursday. "It's an uncomfortable situation, what happened on Wednesday."

Hulkenberg tried to remain impartial, but he admitted the violence was a concern and the race shouldn't be happening when such clashes are taking place.

"It is obviously not right that that sort of stuff happens," he told Autosport. "We are here to race. The F1 business is about entertainment, and these sort of things should not really be happening to us.

"Whether it is right or not I don't really know. It's difficult to say. I am not a politician, I am a Formula 1 driver, but it should not really be happening should it?

"It is not good that we have to worry about it: that is the way it is now, and let's see and hope that the rest of the weekend is good and calm."