Date: 11th January 2012 at 9:45am
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Formula One teams and drivers are set to be asked if they will boycott the Bahrain Grand Prix by Human Rights campaigners.

Formula One is set to return to Bahrain in 2012 after last years race was postponed and eventually cancelled following political unrest in the area.

Tensions are still high in the country and the vice president for Bahrain Center for Human Rights Nabeel Rajab has told a Arabian Business website that they will be calling for a boycott if Formula One management insists the event can take place.

We will do a campaign for drivers and teams to boycott, Rajab said as quoted by Autosport Magazine.

‘The government wants Formula 1 to tell the outside world that everything is back to normal.

‘Formula 1, if they come, they are helping the government to say [it is normal]. We would prefer it if they didn’t take part. I am sure the drivers and teams respect human rights.’