LONDON Feb 25 Williams would almost certainly
have boycotted the Bahrain Grand Prix had it not been called
off, team chairman Adam Parr said on Friday.
The opening race of the Formula One season, due to take
place on March 13, was postponed by organisers on Monday because
of anti-government protests.
"The decision was right by His Royal Highness the Crown
Prince, and if for whatever conceivable reason that hadn't been
the decision, I don't think we would have gone," Parr told
"Had the Bahrain Grand Prix gone ahead, I don't think we,
and in fact I suspect even all the teams, would have gone."
Final testing was also shifted from Bahrain to Barcelona and
the first race of the year will now be in Australia on March 27.
"It was quite apparent to everybody that we were simply
going to make the situation there worse, because we would have
been a focal point for demonstrations and unrest," Parr added
"There would have been all the media associated with us
there, and therefore I think it would have just been
Formula One would try hard to reschedule the race, Parr
said, but a packed calendar and the hot summer temperatures in
Bahrain would make it difficult.
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